(noun, adjective, verb)


1. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature

- a little church with a squat tower

- a squatty red smokestack

Similar word(s): little, short, chunky, dumpy, squatty, stumpy

2. having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground

Similar word(s): low, underslung


1. exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles

Similar word(s): squatting

Definition categories: act

2. a small worthless amount

Similar word(s): diddley, diddly, diddlysquat, jack

Definition categories: quantity

3. the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels

Similar word(s): squatting

Definition categories: act, motility, motion, move, movement

Sentences with squat as a noun:

- I know squat about nuclear physics.


1. sit on one's heels

- In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting

Similar word(s): crouch, hunker, scrunch

Definition categories: contact, sit

2. be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide

- The building squatted low

Definition categories: stative, be

3. occupy (a dwelling) illegally

Definition categories: stative, occupy, reside