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squab

 (skwŏb)
n.
1. A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon.
2.
a. A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch.
b. A couch.
adj.
Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged: a squab chick.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal squabb, fat flesh.]

squab

(skwɒb)
n, pl squabs or squab
1. (Zoology) a young unfledged bird, esp a pigeon
2. a short fat person
3. (Furniture)
a. a well-stuffed bolster or cushion
b. a sofa
adj
4. (Zoology) (of a bird) recently hatched and still unfledged
5. short and fat
[C17: probably of Germanic origin; compare Swedish dialect sqvabb flabby skin, sqvabba fat woman, German Quabbe soft mass, Norwegian kvabb mud]
ˈsquabby adj

squab

(skwɒb)

n., pl. squabs, (esp. collectively for 1 ) squab, n.
1. a nestling pigeon, marketed when fully grown but still unfledged.
2. a short, stout person.
3. a thickly stuffed, soft cushion.
adj.
4. short and broad.
5. (of a bird) unfledged or newly hatched.
[1630–40; probably < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian skvabb soft, wet mass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squab - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braisingsquab - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
domestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
2.squab - a soft padded sofa
couch, lounge, sofa - an upholstered seat for more than one person
3.squab - an unfledged pigeon
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
Adj.1.squab - short and fat
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
Translations
díványpárnagalambfiókavarjúfióka
duvungeråkungesoffkudde

squab

[skwɒb] N (squabs, squab (pl)) (Orn) (= young pigeon) → pichón m; (= chick) → pollito m, polluelo m

squab

n
(Orn) → Jungtaube f
(Aut) → Bank f