Squatter meaning

skwätər
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A person who occupies illegally a vacant house, building, etc.
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Someone who illegally occupies another person's vacant house or building, or settles on another person's vacant land.
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The definition of a squatter is a person who occupies a building without a legal right to be there.

A person who moves into an abandoned building and starts living there without permission is an example of a squatter.

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A person or animal that squats, or crouches.
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A person who settles on public or unoccupied land.
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A person who registers a domain name on the World Wide Web (WWW) that mimics the copyrighted, trademarked, or service-marked name of a company specifically for the purpose of selling it to the rightful owner. See also domain name and WWW.
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One who squats, sits down idly.
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One who occupies a building or land without title or permission. [From 1788.]
  • (Australia, historical) One who occupied Crown land. [From 1828.]
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(Australia, historical) A large-scale grazier and landowner.
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(informal) A kind of Asian toilet where the user squats instead of sitting.
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Origin of squatter

  • From squat +"Ž -er.

    From Wiktionary