'Squid' is a contraction of "Squirrelly Kid", and comes from So Cal racers who were also involved in the Surfer culture.

Though the term is now widely used to describe street riders of questionable cornering skill, questionable judgement in demonstrations of horsepower and braking, questionable judgement in the protective clothing worn, and very questionable judgement in his/her friends, the meaning was actually developed at the racetrack.

Back in the day before trackdays (an organized event to allow anyone with a motorcycle and the price of admission to gain familiarity with a racetrack and learn to ride faster, more safely than on the street) were common and new racers frequently had no track experience - hence their unpredictable behavior and unsteady lines led to them being labelled "squirrelly", as unpredictable surfers (or surfing conditions or surfing equipment) were also called.

From there, the term made it to the canyons of Southern California (a popular means to risk one's hide while demonstrating riding skill at speeds well over the posted limit), then out to the rest of the world that reads about So Cal in magazines and apparently strives to be just like So Cal.
"I really hate dealing with the street squids riding over their heads in the 'A' group at Buttonwillow."

"That trackday org is all about getting money from the squids who don't know better."

"Yeah, there was another squid taken off Palomar in an ambulance this morning."
by kz2zx January 15, 2006
Originally derived from the manner of movement of a squid...shooting off at speed, almost stopping to turn and then shooting off again, similar to a inexperienced motorcyclist.
"I was trying to pass the squid, but on corner exits he just stood it up and blasted away."
by Damien April 23, 2005
(v) To diarrhea in a pool, resembling the projectile ink a squid shoots.
I ate Mexican food last night, and when I was at swim practice this morning I squid in the pool.
by UIC123 November 25, 2009
A inexperienced motorcyclist riding a exceptionally powerful bike (usually a sport bike of sorts). This person is sometimes clad in lowtop shoes, with no socks, cargo shorts, wife beater, and a bimbo on the back. These "Squids" are pack creatures, and have to try to prove their "alpha" to the others in the pack by pulling "Wheelies, Stoppies, and Burn Outs". Many times these "Squids" will be found later on laying on the pavement bruised, bloodied, and sometimes dead.
That Squid came off the interstate so fast that he hit the curb, and got tossed into oncoming traffic.
by dvanberkum July 29, 2009
if you have ever seen the show Rocket Power, Squid was the kid with glasses who always took the safe way out of every situation. He went to bed early and never did anything that he wasnt supposed to. Squid reffers to someone who pussy's out on everything, even if it's fun. the verb tense would be squidding.
We're camping, it's 11:00 at night, we just started drinking, and tom's already asleep with his girlfriend in the tent, he's such a squid.
by CHIRSwasted June 11, 2010
Member of the U.S. Navy, perjorative. Possibly refers to the resemblence between dress white uniforms and kalimari. In any case, referring to a sailor as a squid can be endearing if you know them but it can be equally (and dangerously) offensive if you are a stranger. Be sure to say it with a smile.
Bar patron - "There's an awful lot of you squids out this weekend."
Sailor - "It's payday, you fuckstick."
Alternately, one sailor to another:
"What's up, squid?"
"Nothin', you?"
by nukenabber December 30, 2004
a person who just lets the current of life take him wherever hes going ; a lazy ass
"what are you doing today?" squiddin mayne

or

dude grab me a beer.
"no"
"fuckin squid"
by kevin from boston September 27, 2009
n. Term often used in street motorcycling for a rider (usually a young rider on a sportbike)who can't handle the bike he just purchased due to a lack of ability, and/or common sense and/or respect for the power of the bike.
"That friggin' squid tried pulling a wheelie and ate his damn ride right in front of his friends, now he's in the ER!!"
by Andy27 May 13, 2007
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