Related formssquat·ter·dom, noun
Definition for squatter (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of squat
Related formssquat·ly, adverbsquat·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for squatter
And thanks to the heavy police presence, the squatter houses were quiet, too.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bakery she had founded was now occupied by a squatter who had never heard of the structure's former incarnation.
A sudden turn of the trail revealed a squatter's hut built of rough lumber, and standing beneath a live-oak.Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
The little man did not reply, but made the usual scrawl in his book, while the squatter hastened to agree with the fat man.Three Elephant Power|Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
She wished she might greet her squatter friends as of yore, but her heart was sad and lay stonelike in her breast.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
The squatter's judgment was bad--that is plain; but his heart was right.Following the Equator, Part 3|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"No, my boy, but I bought my run from a squatter," he answered.Jean, Our Little Australian Cousin|Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
British Dictionary definitions for squatter (1 of 2)
- (formerly) a person who occupied a tract of land, esp pastoral land, as tenant of the Crown
- a farmer of sheep or cattle on a large scale