Squat

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The word squat has different meanings:

  • Squatting is a term for inhabiting unused land without title, especially in a city. A person squatting is known as a squatter.
  • Squatter is also the name of a board game about squatting.
  • A squat is a posture half-way between standing and sitting. See squat toilet.
  • The squat exercise is a lower-body exercise in weight training, which is also used as a lift in powerlifting.
  • Squat is also the alternate name of Scott Adams' strip character Plop.
  • Squats are also a race of 'space dwarfs' in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
  • In slang, squat can mean "of little or no value", as in "this computer isn't worth squat." It is also used by the expat population of Asian cities to refer to the type of toilets that are commonly found in those areas.
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