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squatter

noun [C]     /ˈskwɒt.ər/ US  /ˈskwɑː.t̬ɚ/
a person who lives in an empty building without permissionPeople who live or settle somewhere Australian English someone in the past who took land that did not officially belong to them in order to use it for farmingPeople who live or settle somewhereFarmers and farm workers
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