Meaning of “squat” in the English Dictionary

"squat" in British English

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squatverb

uk /skwɒt/ us /skwɑːt/ -tt-

squatadjective

uk /skwɒt/ us /skwɑːt/ squatter, squattest

squatnoun

uk /skwɒt/ us /skwɑːt/

(Definition of “squat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squat" in American English

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squatverb [ I ]

us /skwɑt/ -tt-

squat verb [ I ] (SIT)

to position yourself close to the ground by bending your legs under you and balancing on the front part of your feet:

He squatted down and picked up some pebbles.

squatadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /skwɑt/ -tt-

squat adjective [ -er/-est only ] (SHORT)

short and wide:

Mickey was a squat, dark man with a ragged beard.

(Definition of “squat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)