1. (US, also squat the blot) to sit down, usu. to do nothing is implied.
|Crockett’s Yaller Flower Almanac 32: When you come to put in the scientific licks, I squat [DA].|
|Stray Subjects (1848) 79: A migratory race of bipeds – who float about from spot to spot, ‘squatting,’ for the nonce, wherever their fancy or interest may incline them.|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 129: All were so happy that we could squat and stick our feet under the other fellow’s chair.in Zwilling|
|,||cited in TAD Lex. (1993).|
|Tragedy of Z 39: ‘Squat, Sherlocka,’ he said. ‘If you insist on parking here, you may as well do your heavy thinking off those beautiful little feet of yours.’.|
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 65: None of these fine young fryers all squatting on them fine soft tops is got a parachute.|
|Gold in the Streets (1966) 1464: ‘Squat the blot,’ Danno invited.|
|Through Beatnik Eyeballs 57: ‘Squat,’ he say, while I searches the pad for a seat.|
|Black Jargon in White America 81: squat v. to sit.|
|Them (2008) 134: I need to squat a minute and work through some things.|
2. (US prison) to be executed in the electric chair; to execute.
|Amer. Lang. (4th edn) 581: In virtually all American prisons [...] To be electrocuted is to burn, to fry or to squat.|
|DAUL 206/1: Squat. To execute in the electric chair; to be electrocuted. ‘They’re squatting three ghees (criminals) tonight for that heist (holdup) knock-off (murder) in Harlem.’.et al.|
3. (US) to defecate.
|in Erotic Muse (1992) 5: Better be sure before you squat / There’s nothing swimming in the chamberpot.|
|Different Seasons (1995) 398: I was gonna squat when we got across, anyway. I hadda take a squat, you know?|
4. (US gang) to fight.
|(con. 1990s) in One of the Guys 174: ‘She be ready to squat with ’em [...] she just our kickin’ it partner’.|
|(con. 1920s–30s) Youngblood (1956) 58: This here’s a squat house.|
see under pad n.2
(US) to be executed in the electric chair.
|W&F].Love’s Lovely Counterfeit 134: If that crook ever squatted hot, that would be doing something for the country [|
(US) to oppose.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|