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Oxford dictionary definition of the word squat:
verb (squats, squatting, squatted)
1 [no object] crouch or sit with one’s knees bent and one’s heels close to or touching one’s buttocks or the back of one’s thighs:
I squatted down in front of him
[with object] Weightlifting crouch down with one’s knees bent and rise again while holding (a specified weight) across one’s shoulders:
he can squat 850 pounds
2 [no object] unlawfully occupy an uninhabited building or settle on a piece of land:
eight families are squatting in the house
[with object] unlawfully occupy (an uninhabited building):
Clare, Briony, and the others had squatted the old council house
adjective (squatter, squattest)
short and thickset; disproportionately broad or wide:
he was muscular and squat
a squat grey house
1 [in singular] a squatting position.
Weightlifting an exercise in which a person squats down and rises again while holding a barbell across one’s shoulders.
(in gymnastics) an exercise involving a squatting movement or action.
2a building occupied by people living in it without the legal right to do so:
a basement room in a North London squat
an unlawful occupation of an uninhabited building:
this squat cost the ratepayer £46,000
3North American informalshort for diddly-squat.
I didn’t know squat about writing plays
Middle English (in the sense ‘thrust down with force’): from Old French esquatir ‘flatten’, based on Latin coactus, past participle of cogere ‘compel’ (see cogent). The current sense of the adjective dates from the mid 17th century