Squick

What is a squick?

A big turn-off

A squick is something so icky it makes you squirm. This slang term can be used to describe anything that grosses you out, turns you off, or otherwise makes you feel physically uncomfortable.

Online, you'll most often see superfans use squick while describing fanfics and ships they don't like (along with a reason why). However, most fans use squick non-judgmentally. Just because a fic or ship squicks a fan out, it doesn't mean they think that fic or ship shouldn't exist.

Example

Anything involving toes just squicks me out. You start describing a character's toes? I'm out.
Two Twitter users discussing squicks (and "woke" superfans)

Two Twitter users discussing squicks (and "woke" superfans)

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Updated July 25, 2022

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