- a nestling pigeon, still unfledged
- a short, stout person
- Chiefly Brit.
- a thick cushion
- a sofa or couch
Origin of squabprobably ; from Scand, as in Swedish sqvabb, loose flesh
- newly hatched or not fully fledged
- short and stout
- A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon.
- a. A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch.b. A couch.
Origin of squabProbably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal squabb, fat flesh.
(third-person singular simple present squabs, present participle squabbing, simple past and past participle squabbed)
- To furnish with squabs, or cushions.
(comparative more squab, superlative most squab)
- Fat; thick; plump; bulky.
- Unfledged; unfeathered.
- a squab pigeon
- (slang) With a heavy fall; plump.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.