Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. thick; fat; heavy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thick; fat; heavy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thick; fat; heavy.

Etymologies

squab +‎ -ish? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And this forlorn picture of dilapidated houses, half-clad, squabbish women, blistered-faced men, and sickly children, the house of the Nine Nations overlooks.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

  • Nine shivering forms crouched in one dismal room; four squabbish women, and three besotted men in another; and in a third, nine ragged boys and two small girls -- such are the scenes of squalid misery presented here.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

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  • This can't be a real word. It seems like cheating... and yet... it's in the OED.

    February 2, 2007