'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
In surfing or skateboarding, an inexperienced person, a newbie, a beginner.
That squid can't even ollie.
by pseudonym2373 September 10, 2008
A squid is a male or female that dates your friend. As a result you never see them again. The "squid" usually comes from a separate group of friends and takes that friend away to dark place.
Usually a squid is an overprotective boyfriend or clingy girlfriend.
It's based on a sailor being stolen from his ship by a giant squid and taken to the depth of the sea never to be seen again.
To the depths with ya squid!
by nuffmenwontest September 19, 2010
Regional, Southeastern Michigan suburbs:

1. A synonym for alternateen from the mid to late '80s. A punker, skater, goth, etc.

2. A fan of New Wave music, as opposed to definition 1.

3. A look-a-like for Duckie from Pretty in Pink.
He started wearing all black, funny glasses and Chucks; he's really gone squid!
by charlie green December 19, 2003
An uncommon reply to a question that would rather not be answered. Also can be a unusual greeting to someone you know well. Usually said in the form of a question.
Can you help me with something?
Squid?
by re11ding October 01, 2012
A male member of the U.S. Navy and is either found in a drunken or hungover state which is dependent on the number of hours the squid has been awake. Usually found in strip/go-go bars on the 1st and 15th of each month as those are paydays. Tends to drive a Mustang, however the squid generally does not have a license due to his number of DUI convictions.

Things squids like:
Weed. They are thought to be the only people on earth that can form an addition to the substance, which is quite the subject of many a discussion as the penalties of smoking week results in unemployment and imprisonment.

Hookers. Squids are known to fall in love with hookers and will often fight other squids to defend a hookers honor.
Jailor 1 - Hey wow this drunk tank sure is full today

Jailor 2 - Yeah those damn squids got paid today

.........
Commonwealth of Virginia - Sir you are being charges with DUI and we noticed in your passenger seat was a 17 year old girl that was drunk, high and naked.

Squid - Don't judge me

Commonwealth of Virginia - Sir in this court I am the judge

Squid - Sorry, that was the whiskey talking
by exsquid January 16, 2012
An individual lacking moral character; spineless.
"Shorty's a fuckin' squid rat goof!"
by alwayslate July 10, 2008
A male who is a push-over when it comes to women. Most often, a squid encompasses certain characteristics that cause him to be an individual who frequently gets walked over by females. A squid is the type of guy who kisses a woman's ass and showers her with gifts with the intention of gaining her favor - it is the only way he knows how to gain a woman's attention because his game is extremely limited. However, despite his efforts, he never succeeds because of his pussified and chumpish squid-like manner.
Dude, stop kissing that bitchy girl's ass - you're acting like a total squid.
by Z@cHf@ng July 26, 2011

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