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squatty

[skwot-ee] /ˈskwɒt i/
adjective, squattier, squattiest.
1.
short and thick; low and broad.
Origin of squatty
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; squat + -y1
Related forms
squattily, adverb
squattiness, noun
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  • He was round and fat, as well as squatty, and his legs were short.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker
  • What makes him trot in that spread-out, squatty way, behind?

    Buying a Horse William Dean Howells
  • His watch-house is situated just without the big and squatty train-shed.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • "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
  • Physically he was somewhat "squatty," but with a tremendous girth of chest.

    Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
  • He pulled her to the far end, behind a clump of squatty firs.

    A Bottle of Old Wine Richard O. Lewis
  • She reached for a lump of sugar in the squatty Dutch silver bowl.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring
  • At the top of a squatty, three-story brick Sue and Johnsy had their studio.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
  • 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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