Squab (?), a. [Cf. dial. Sw. sqvabb a soft and fat body, sqvabba a fat woman, Icel. kvap jelly, jellylike things, and and E. quab.] 1. Fat; thick; plump; bulky.

Nor the squab daughter nor the wife were nice.

2. Unfledged; unfeathered; as, a squab pigeon. King.

Squab, n. 1. (Zoöl.) A neatling of a pigeon or other similar bird, esp. when very fat and not fully fledged.

2. A person of a short, fat figure.

Gorgonious sits abdominous and wan,
Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan.

3. A thickly stuffed cushion; especially, one used for the seat of a sofa, couch, or chair; also, a sofa.

Punching the squab of chairs and sofas.

On her large squab you find her spread.

Squab, adv. [Cf. dial. Sw. squapp, a word imitative of a splash, and E. squab fat, unfledged.] With a heavy fall; plump. [Vulgar]

The eagle took the tortoise up into the air, and dropped him down, squab, upon a rock.

Squab, v. i. To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke. [Obs.]