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[skwot-ee] /ˈskwɒt i/
adjective, squattier, squattiest.
short and thick; low and broad.
Origin of squatty
First recorded in 1880-85; squat + -y1
Related forms
squattily, adverb
squattiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The capital of the Territory was composed chiefly of roofs and dormer windows, of squatty wooden islands in a boundless sea.

    Old Kaskaskia Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • What makes him trot in that spread-out, squatty way, behind?

    Buying a Horse William Dean Howells
  • "She's too big and squatty, if she's like that," laughed the officer.

  • Seen at that distance, he seemed short, squatty—almost gnomish.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • In due time he came to where the old building, squatty and dilapidated, stood under the bank.

    Fred Fenton on the Crew Allen Chapman
  • Physically he was somewhat "squatty," but with a tremendous girth of chest.

    Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
  • I think you said he was a squatty chap, and used to boast of his delicate hands and feet, continued Frank, pointing.

  • She reached for a lump of sugar in the squatty Dutch silver bowl.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
  • A Zulu, six feet tall, stood on the porch of the squatty postoffice building, looking like an off-colored Santa Claus.

  • And she fitted well into the homely scene: short and somewhat "squatty" of form, red-haired, freckle-faced and pug-nosed.

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