|Origin:||esquatir, from quatir 'to press', from Vulgar Latin coactire 'to press together', from Latin cogere; COGENT|
squat1 past tense and past participle squatted, present participle squatting [intransitive]
to sit with your knees bent under you and your bottom just off the ground, balancing on your feet
He squatted down beside the little girl.
to live in a building or on a piece of land without permission and without paying rent