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
2. Unfledged; unfeathered; as, a squab
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
On her large squab you find her
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.]