A crouched position is an example of a squat.
An exercise where you get into a crouched position and then get up again is an example of a squat.
A short, stout person is an example of someone who would be described as squat.
When you crouch down to a child's eye level, this is an example of a time when you squat.
When you move into an apartment and start living there when you have no right to do so, this is an example of a time when you squat.
I know squat about nuclear physics.
Origin of squat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English squatten, from Old French esquatir, from Latin coactus, perfect passive participle of cÅgÅ (“force together, compress").
- The sense "nothing" may by a source or a derivation of diddly-squat.