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Definition of "squab" [squab]

  • A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon. (noun)
  • A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch. (noun)
  • A couch. (noun)
  • Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged: a squab chick. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "squab" in a sentence
  • "I do not eat oysters, egg plant, or squab, which is pigeon."
  • "“I must admit, the food was very good, it was called squab, and Ben got very drunk and spilled a drink on me —”"
  • "Constable MacDonald said the pigeons, called squab when sold as food, were valued between $3 and $10 each."