Definition of squat adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skwɒt//
; NAmE NAmE//skwɑːt//
Body shape
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short and wide or fat, in a way that is not attractive a squat tower a squat muscular man with a shaven head The man had a broad face and a squat neck. See related entries: Body shape Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘thrust down with force’): from Old French esquatir ‘flatten’, based on Latin coactus, past participle of cogere ‘compel’, from co- ‘together’ + agere ‘drive’ The current sense of the adjective dates from the mid 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: squat