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Origin of squat

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English (verb) squatten, from Old French esquater, esquatir, equivalent to es- + quatir, from unattested Vulgar Latin coactīre “to compress,” equivalent to Latin coāct(us), past participle of cōgere “to compress” (co- + ag(ere) “to drive” + -tus past participle suffix) + -īre infinitive suffix; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the verb; see origin at ex-1, co-

OTHER WORDS FROM squat

squatly, adverbsquatness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for squat

squat
/ (skwɒt) /

verb squats, squatting or squatted (intr)

adjective

Also: squatty (ˈskwɒtɪ) short and broada squat chair

noun

Derived forms of squat

squatly, adverbsquatness, noun

Word Origin for squat

C13: from Old French esquater, from es- ex- 1 + catir to press together, from Vulgar Latin coactīre (unattested), from Latin cōgere to compress, from co- + agere to drive
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