Squat Squat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Squatting}.] [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See {Cogent}, {Squash}, v. t.] 1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire. [1913 Webster]

2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit. [1913 Webster]

3. To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands. [1913 Webster]

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