verb (used without object), squat·ted or squat, squat·ting.
verb (used with object), squat·ted or squat, squat·ting.
adjective, squat·ter, squat·test.
- squash vine borer,
- squat thrust,
- squatter sovereignty,
- squatter's right,
Origin of squat
Examples from the Web for squatted
Gingerly, about 30 couples lay down and squatted on mats and rugs for the mass face-sit.Britain’s Record-Breaking Face-Sitting Porn Protest|Nico Hines|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Uinkarets threw down their loads and squatted glum and silent.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
I found him squatted on the bare floor, with no furniture in the room.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
They saluted the King with feeble voices, and squatted down upon the ground.The Ghost Kings|H. Rider Haggard
verb squats, squatting or squatted (intr)
Word Origin for squat
early 15c., "crouch on the heels," from Old French esquatir "press down, lay flat, crush," from es- "out" (from Latin ex-) + Old French quatir "press down, flatten," from Vulgar Latin *coactire "press together, force," from Latin coactus, past participle of cogere "to compel, curdle, collect" (see cogent). Related: Squatted; squatting. Slang noun sense of "nothing at all" first attested 1934, probably suggestive of squatting to defecate. The adjective sense of "short, thick" dates from 1620s.