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Squatty \Squat"ty\ (skw[o^]t"t[y^]), a. Squat; dumpy.
--J. Burroughs.


a. Somewhat squat.

  1. adj. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure" [syn: chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, stumpy]

  2. [also: squattiest, squattier]

Usage examples of "squatty".

The monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses was a squatty, sprawling stone structure built in the time of Guifre the Hairy.

The unfrosted bulb was mounted in a squatty lamp base that formed a coiled figure of a lizard.

Only a stoop-shouldered old servant, Claxon, and a squatty lady, Senora Hidalgo, came from the big door and down the steps to the waiting car.

Noting the squatty columns, with the metal spheres that topped them, The Shadow recognized the device as a lightning maker, capable, perhaps, of hurling a half a million volts - enough to demolish an elephant, with a direct hit.

A log bunkhouse, a long squatty building set into the hillside, was not far from the barn and calving sheds in the hollow.

They came anywhere from little squatty fellows no bigger than a button mushroom up to tall, slender stalks, knee high.

The heavy furniture rose up at her in the half-light, high-backed chairs with deep seats and wide arms, made for the tall Wilkes men, squatty soft chairs of velvet with velvet hassocks before them for the girls.

The journalism building appeared deserted, as did a squatty structure that I thought housed philosophy and other cerebral, and therefore nonmarketable, majors.

Tear up the tracks, build a Lubro or an Oiler stationary for each squatty fixed machine and service these automatic tube ejectors from a Central Supply, using as many self-motion helicopters as would be required.

At snu bnosed city cars and squatty trucks angling into parking slots.

The ones on the ground were mainly aliens: the goblinesque, squatty Turs, never very pleasant to deal with and given more to grunts than words, some hairy Rugarians and the green-skinned Morphins.