- Squalor is defined as the condition of being filthy and wretched.
An example of squalor is a person living in an abandoned house filled with garbage and without water or electricity.
the quality or condition of being squalid; filth and wretchedness
Origin of squalorClassical Latin foulness, akin to squalere, to be filthy
A filthy and wretched condition or quality.
Origin of squalorLatin squālor, from squālēre, to be filthy; see squalid.