A squee is the sound made by excited fangirls (or fanboys). The exact nature of what makes someone squee depends on the type of fan. Shippers squee when something happens with their favourite pairing. Comic fans when they get a new comic or model. Video Game fans squee at the announcement of a game in their favourite series. It can even be caused by meeting a favourite actor, actress, or other celebrity.
It is an excited expression of desire for the object that caused the squee, though not necessarily sexual desire. Can be triggered by Cuteness Proximity or And the Fandom Rejoiced.
In writing, it is often followed immediately by the emote *dies*, to imply that the user in question has suddenly fainted from euphoric overload. In Japanese, "Squee!" often translates to "Kyaa!".
Most likely a mutation of or derivation from "squeal". Possibly a Portmanteau of "squeal" and "glee". Any resemblance to Squick is (mostly) purely coincidental, but it is worth mentioning here that one person's Squee can be another person's Squick.
For the comic book, see Squee. Or, if it's the other guy named Squee, see Magic: The Gathering. For the rodent, see Myst. And if you want the game company, add a "nix" to make Squeenix.
Compare The Knights Who Say Squee. A common result of a Shirtless Scene, Girl on Girl Is Hot or even Guy on Guy Is Hot.
Note: This page is for In-Universe examples only. Real Life squeeing goes to Gushing About Shows You Like only.
This is the standard, frequently-used reaction to the female customers whenever the main characters entertain them in Ouran High School Host Club. In episode 23, the eponymous club's female patrons unleash mass quantities of Squee when they see the innocent Haruhi acting friendly with the Jerk with a Heart of Gold Casanoda. Of course, since the girls don't know the truth about Haruhi, they assume the whole thing is ripe with Ho Yay.
In the English translation of the Strawberry Panic! manga, Shizuma's fangirls react to her by going literal "Squee".
In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Judai summons his Winged Kuriboh in a public match and the female half of the audience immediately starts fawning over the cute lil' fuzzball.
The female audience does this again when Judai pours a bag of fleas down a guy's pants, forcing him to discard them.
Another non-erotic example: Binbou Shimai Monogatari appears to be constructed around the squee-laden interaction between the two sisters Kyou and Asu.
in Kamichu!, Yurie's schoolmates watch and squee their heads off when she finally tells her love interest how she feels for him. To be fair, the whole school has worked darned hard to help her make this happen, since Yurie is one hell of a shy god.
Used, and not in a good way in School Mermaid by the eponymous mermaids. Not out of joy. It's all they can say. The effect is absolutely disturbing, considering their faces always have the same blank, eerie smile on them. Only when the 'O' mermaid gets stabbed in the arm, and, a few moments later, beaten to death with a crowbar, does her expression change.
In Infinite Stratos anime, this trope described the formerly-all-girls-school students' reaction when they saw Ichika Orimura (their first male student) holding the hand of Charles Dunois (they were hurrying to the gym changing room) perfectly.
Usopp and Chopper from One Piece do this when they see Franky's features after the timeskip.
Inami from WORKING has a moment when she finds out that Souta doesn't use his self defense on her because it hurts (She thinks he doesn't want to hurt her)
In Mayo Chiki!, Usami does this very briefly after eating an octopus ball at the school festival in episode 6.
The schoolgirls often do this as well anytime Subaru is around.
Deadpool unleashes a giant "FANBOY SQUEEEEEE!" upon realizing that he's getting the crap beaten out of him by The Mighty Thor.
Swamp Thing actually describes this as what the plants do when he comes on the scene in the New 52 series. Specifically, he likens the reaction of plants at a botanical garden in Metroplis as being like a crowd of thirteen-year-old girls to the arrival of a rock star. Invoked by name when he solves their "rat problem" shall we say:
Swamp Thing: The plants loved that. Like I just played their favorite song. Squee. Thirteen-year-old girls.
In the Official Fanfiction University of MREDURE, it is established that in any continuum where "squee" is a noun, squeeing produces human-sized versions of whatever or whoever a squee is that glomp the squee-er and vanish.
This sounds a lot like how Drow Tales said chibis are formed...
In this fanfic, which parodies Sues and Fangirls, Fangirls not only Squee on a regular basis, but the herds they travel in are also called Squees.
In the Neon Genesis Evangelion fic Nobody Dies, Rei is prone to these. Maya does it somewhat often, usually involving Ritsuko. And after the main cast briefly visit the Canon!Eva verse, Canon!Rei picks this up (albeit subdued) from her counterpart.
Alyssa: Ohmigod, ohmigod, I'm so sorry I just walked in like that, but I wanted to surprise Kurt with an early Christmas present, and – and… Oh my God, I just can't – I mean, Kurt sometimes talks about a boyfriend, but he never mentions who or where the guy attends and, and…! Oh. My. God! Eeek, I'm so happy! Seriously, you don't know how happy you two just made me. Kurt, don't even get me anything for Christmas, okay? Like, seriously. The mental image of you two kissing has been forever photographed into my memory, and it's like crack to me.
AlexfriggingMercer lets off one of these in Unfamiliar. Admittedly, it's at the sight of a large, well-stocked armory, but still. Throughout the entire fic, he continues to pronounce his love of explosives in an uncharacteristically giddy manner.
“Missiles!” Mercer squealed. “And launchers! And guns and grenade launchers! Jackpot!”
In the Soul Eater fic Noir Ange Liz and Patty exchange "Squees and Kawaiis" over what Kid writes in his Diary about Crona.
In CSI Death By Chocolate, Greg Sanders is a huge fan of Wonka candy, to the point that this is his reaction to actually meeting Willy Wonka.
The Avengers features both a regular and a meta example. The normally reserved Agent Coulson struggles (and fails) to avoid gushing like a fanboy about meeting Captain America, eventually bringing up the subject of his trading cards. Meta-wise, Clark Gregg (the actor who plays Coulson) admitted in an interview that the SHIELD helicarrier made him squee, even mentioning it by name and explaining that he'd never really understood the meaning of "squee!" until that moment.
Charlotte from The Princess and the Frog squees over a newspaper report that Prince Naveen is coming to town, complete with clutching the newspaper to her chest and leg-flailing.
Furthermore, in Series 3, episode 2, with Tennant:
The Doctor: Come on, we can all have a good flirt later.
Shakespeare: Is that a promise, Doctor?
The Doctor: Oh, 57 academics just punched the air.
Ten(nant) did this simultaneously in and out of character, over the 5th Doctor in the mini-episode Time-Crash.
"You know... I loved being you. Back when I started at the beginning I was always trying to be old and important, like you do when you're young. And then I was you."
In "Planet Of The Dead", Dr. Malcolm Taylor of UNIT has a complete squeeing Fan Boy crush on the Doctor, having read about him for years. The Doctor decides to just roll with it if it saves the day quicker.
In series 6, the Eleventh Doctor is reduced to giddy incoherent squee noises when he finally finds out who River Song really is.
At Comic-Con 2009, John Barrowman let out a positively ear-splitting one after David Tennant kissed him. Said squee was so loud it managed to be heard over the squees of most of the DW fanbase.
Happened on Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Dawn squeed upon discovering that Willow and Tara were back together. She then retreated downstairs, leaving them alone.
Earlier than that, Willow gave an unintelligible high-pitched squeal when Buffy's mother's paramour gave her computer upgrades for free, which Xander described as the sound she makes when she has a surge of geeker-joy.
Tough girl Faith gets as close to this as she'll ever get when the Mayor gives her a PS1. That more than anything else seems to be the deal maker for her working for him.
A great example from the Christmas-cookie episode of Good Eats:
Santa Claus: Two hours? In two hours I'll be three time zones from here! I don't have that kind of time! [touches nose, the lights flash]
Alton Brown: What was that?
SC: Localized temporal displacement...magic. It's now two hours later in your kitchen! Dough's ready!
AB: Is not. [pulls the dough out and checks it] It is! Santa really is magic! * squee*
In Dollhouse, BennettHalverson has a quiet moment like this when she learns she's about to meet Topher Brink, who she has a huge geek-crush on. Topher has this afterward regarding Bennett, when he calls up himself in Victor's body.
Detective Kate Beckett becomes a fangirl when she meets Joe freaking Torre. She manages to keep the Squee out of her voice until Torre is away.
In Season 4 Episode 2, a killer chops the "victim", who was in the early stages of raping a girl in an alley, in half vertically. The first shot Castle and Beckett see of the suspect from a security camera shows that he's wearing a superhero costume. Castle squees with delight all episode about chasing down a superhero.
In Mad Men, Sally Draper's reaction to Don's birthday gift to her (tickets to a Beatles concert) is a classic tween-girl squee.
In Scrubs, Turk, of all people, squees quite loudly when JD's current girlfriend happens to be the granddaughter to Billy Dee Williams (aka, Lando from Star Wars).
Sarcastically invoked in an early Garfield, where Jon excitedly announces to a grumpy Garfield that he will be getting liver for dinner; Garfield (without changing his facial expression) responds with "Oh hooray, hop about, clap paws, squeal with glee."
In 'The Answer' storyline from Persona 3: FES there's a flashback to Akihiko-senpai in junior high after winning a boxing match. When he brushes off a recruiter from another school, his fangirls do this—"Squee!" is written in their dialogue.
In the later Metroid games (that is, Fusion and anything newer), the eponymous Metroids say "Squee" with random intervals. In the Metroid Prime subseries, however, Metroids only scream "Squee!" when they're killed off (or accidentally commit suicide by touching walls covered in the highly radioactive Phazon).
In Summon Night: Swordcraft Story, Sugar squees if you agree to go on a 'date' with her to a special place.
At E3 2004, this trailer caused just such a reaction. Here is the same moment captured from a different angle. WARNING: If you are using headphones, be very mindful of your volume setting.
In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can bring the Elder Scroll required for the main quest to the orc loremaster at the College of Winterhold once said Scroll has expended its usefulness as a Plot Coupon. This is probably the first time in history you'll get to hear an orc squee.
Saints Row The Third: The Player Character does this, upon discovering that the Mayor of Steelport is Burt Reynolds, and that he wants him/her to do a mission for him. Viola even demands that you "Stop being such a fanboy." as you leave.
The Nostalgia Chick doesn't really do this often, preferring to mock it instead with shouts of "PUPPIES!" every now and then, but she was utterly delighted when Santa Christ gave her Othello in Kickassia.
She also squeed over "Dougie!" Jones in her video review of Hocus Pocus.
And she had a practical fangirl sugar high when injected with truth serum by Dr. C. Tease in her review of X-Men: The Animated Series.
JesuOtaku also did this during her and the Critic's co-op review of the Digimon Movie over seeing Seraphimon.
Also in the Legend Of Korra vlogs, Doug Walker's brother Rob squeed over the re-appearance of Uncle Iroh in the Spirit World in the episode "A New Spiritual Age". Twice, the second time literally squealing the word "Squee!".
When The Cinema Snob learned that the film he was watching starred Pierre Kirby (having thought he'd already seen every Kirby movie, as imdb didn't list this one), he emits the noise of a rubber duck being squeaked.
This backfires on him when he tries to invoke it by name in a later episode:
Snob: [clenching] "...the hell? Where's my Squee sound?" [Tries again and 'breaks wind'; exasperated] "Great. A fart joke."
Spazz: Disneyworld? You mean the Disneyworld. The one that opened in 1971 housing the fourteen parks, home of the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcott, and Hollywood Studios? Why aren't we there now?!
In the Siblings episode "Dog Daze of Boredom", Rob does it after Johny tells him "I think that school's warping your mind."
Another strip has Tycho catching Gabe coming out of the bathroom dressed in his bed clothes, a t-shirt with New Kids on the Block, and reacts with what seems to be stunned horror... until he exclaims with girlish glee "Joey was my favorite too!!"
One can hear a fangirl coming a mile away in And Shine Heaven Now because they do this. And the best way to get fangirls to let go of them is to make them squee so much that they faint from sheer joy. In fact, this happened six times in Shine:
Year 1: having Alucard aim at Integra, making the fangirls rave about what the hell's going on and what the characters are thinking, all declaring "THIS IS SO COOL!"
Year 2: Enrico pointing out that "A World Without Logos" can also be translated as "A World Without God", which is also relevant to Hellsing
Year 4: Giving the fans autographs (and in the case of the Jackal fangirl, a bullet)
In "Sweet and Elite", Rarity manages an impressive one while getting ready to attend the Wonderbolt Derby with high-society pony Fancypants.
The series also features a "squeaky toy" sound effect that is associated with particularly enthusiastic grins. The fandom typically refers to this as a "squee" as well. It's heard many times, but is most often connected to a grin by Fluttershy in "The Stare Master".
The Cutie Mark Crusaders do this in "Just For Sidekicks" as they journey to the Crystal Empire, especially Sweetie Belle.
Within My Little Pony Equestria Girls, human Pinkie Pie intuits, in her own way, Twilight's entire purpose of being there (including knowing she was a pony princess), ending on a huge squee-inducing grin.
Peter Griffin of Family Guy performed a ridiculously high version of this in the episode Family Gay when, after having his sexuality altered by an experimental drug and returning from a reparative therapy camp, he is told by his temporary boyfriend Scott of an arrangement for his dream scenario: an 11-way.