noun, plural squabs, (especially collectively for 1) squab.
Origin of squab
Examples from the Web for squab
Remove the squab breasts from the marinade and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Spoon a few dots of jus around the squab and sprinkle a pinch of vadouvan spice onto the plate.
Transfer half of the sauce to a resealable bag and add the squab breasts, turning them to coat.
Not to mention one out of squab, peanut butter and jelly, red quinoa, and karela.‘Chopped’: Why I’m Obsessed with Food Network’s Reality Competition Show|Jace Lacob|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bessy herself lay on a squab, or short sofa, placed under the window.North and South|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Even the bawling didn't daunt me, and I adored you when you resembled a squab.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man|Marie Conway Oemler
The squab that is hatched with one you may have for breakfast.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
Its great prolificacy, strong constitution, quick growth, and large size make it a favorite with squab growers.Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson
Or the chicken or squab may be the second course, and an aspic with the salad, the third.Etiquette|Emily Post
noun plural squabs or squab
- a well-stuffed bolster or cushion
- a sofa
Word Origin for squab
1680s, "very young bird," earlier (1630s) "unformed, lumpish person" and used at various times for any sort of flabby mass from sea slugs to sofa cushions; probably from a Scandinavian word (cf. dialectal Swedish skvabb "loose or fat flesh," skvabba "fat woman"), from Proto-Germanic *(s)kwab- (cf. Old Prussian gawabo "toad," Old Church Slavonic zaba "frog").