squabby

squabby

[skwob-ee]
adjective, squabbier, squabbiest.
short and stout; squat.

Origin:
1745–55; squab + -y1

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squab (skwɒb)
 
n , pl squabs, squab
1.  a young unfledged bird, esp a pigeon
2.  a short fat person
3.  a.  a well-stuffed bolster or cushion
 b.  a sofa
 
adj
4.  (of birds) 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]
 
'squabby
 
adj

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