Etymology
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squab (n.)

1680s, "very young bird," earlier (1630s) "unformed, lumpish person" and used at various times for any sort of flabby mass, such as sofa cushions; probably from a Scandinavian word (compare dialectal Swedish skvabb "loose or fat flesh," skvabba "fat woman"), from Proto-Germanic *(s)kwab-. Klein lists cognates in Old Prussian gawabo "toad," Old Church Slavonic zaba "frog."

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Definitions of squab
1
squab (n.)
flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled;
Synonyms: dove
squab (n.)
a soft padded sofa;
squab (n.)
an unfledged pigeon;
2
squab (adj.)
short and fat;
Synonyms: squabby
From wordnet.princeton.edu