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squab

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noun \ˈskwäb\

Definition of squab

plural

squabs

  1. 1a :  couchb :  a cushion for a chair or couch

  2. 2 or plural squab :  a fledgling bird; specifically :  a fledgling pigeon about four weeks old

  3. 3 :  a short fat person

squab

adjective


Examples of squab in a sentence

  1. <at one point Robinson Crusoe tells of making a rough-hewn squab with the skins of animals he had killed>



Origin and Etymology of squab

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skvabb loose, fat flesh


First Known Use: 1664

Rhymes with squab


SQUAB Defined for Kids

squab

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noun \ˈskwäb\

Definition of squab for Students

  1. :  a young pigeon especially when ready for use as food





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