Squat is to crouch down with your knees bent and your heels touching or close to your butt, or to move into a piece of property illegally.(verb)
The definition of squat is someone or something that is short and thick.(adjective)
A short, stout person is an example of someone who would be described as squat.
Squat is a position in which you are crouched with your knees bent and the backs of your feet almost touching your butt, or an exercise in which you bend in such a manner and then stand up again, sometimes while holding a weight.(noun)
See squat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME squatten < MFr esquatir < es- (L ex-), intens. + quatir, to press flat < VL *coactire < L coactus, pp. of cogere, to force, compress: see cogent
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verb squat·ted, squat·ting, squats verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English squatten
Origin: , from Old French esquatir, to crush
Origin: : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see ex-)
Origin: + quatir, to press flat (from Vulgar Latin *coāctīre, from Latin coāctus, past participle of cōgere, to compress : co-, co- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots).
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