from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Somewhat short and thick; rather squat.

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  • adj. Somewhat squat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Squat; dumpy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Squat; short and thick; dumpy; low-set.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature


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From squat +‎ -y.


  • , and some parts of Latin America, you're likely to encounter a squat toilet (otherwise known as a squatty potty).


  • The 'squatty' eyed the gesticulating Manarkan and spoke, in a beautifully modulated deep bass voice, to a supple, lithe, pantherish girl with vertically-slitted yellow eyes, pointed ears, and a long and sinuous, meticulously-groomed tail.

    Masters Of The Vortex

  • The "squatty" looking clock tower, which appears as if part of a church spire, had been carried away by a high wind and dropped down on this embankment.

    Over the Border: Acadia, the Home of "Evangeline"

  • And she fitted well into the homely scene: short and somewhat "squatty" of form, red-haired, freckle-faced and pug-nosed.

    Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross

  • In the present instance, to prevent what is called a "squatty" appearance, and also to give additional headway, the side walls were carried up some twenty inches above the ground line.

    Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings

  • However, when I try to play a 4: 3 DVD (Disney's "Treasure Island", for example) the size of the screen shown on the TV is ok (4: 3 with bars on either side), but the actual picture appears "squatty", squeezed from top to bottom if you know what I mean.

    Home Theater Forum

  • A "young, short, 'kind of squatty'" man has reportedly been harassing female commuters repeatedly during rush hour on the N Judah train by "humping" them and then jumping off the train when discovered.

    NBC Bay Area -

  • A few squatty Mercury coupes, some open-engine hot rods, two pick-ups with chrome tractor trailer exhaust stacks and an assortment of sporty cars were parked on the lawn at the correct address.


  • The clerk, Kenneth, a squatty man with an Afro, looked up from his Sports Illustrated and said, My man, Marty.

    Talking Heads « A Fly in Amber

  • He'd always envied the number four with its symmetry and its squatty complaisance.

    The Number 4


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