AskDefine | Define squab

Dictionary Definition

squab adj : short and fat [syn: squabby]


1 flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled [syn: dove]
2 a soft padded sofa
3 an unfledged pigeon

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A baby pigeon.
  2. A baby rook.
  3. A thick cushion, especially a flat one covering the seat of a chair or sofa.


  • (baby pigeon): piper, pigeon chick, young pigeon
  • (baby rook): rook chick, young rook


baby pigeon
  • French: pigeonneau
  • Hungarian: galambfióka
  • Serbian: golupče
baby rook
thick cushion
  • Hungarian: díványpárna

Extensive Definition

Squab can mean either

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Cornish hen, avifauna, baby bird, bear, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, broiler, cage bird, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chapon, chick, chicken, crowd, crush, cygnet, dindon, diving bird, dove, duck, duckling, dumpy, eagle, eaglet, faisan, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, fowl, fruit-eating bird, fryer, fulmar, game bird, goose, grouse, guinea hen, insect-eating bird, jam, migrant, migratory bird, nestling, oie, oscine bird, owl, partridge, passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen, perching bird, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulet, push, quail, ratite, roaster, sea bird, seed-eating bird, shore bird, slop, songbird, squash, squeeze, squish, stewing chicken, storm petrel, stormy petrel, stubby, stumpy, swan, thick, thickset, turkey, volaille, wading bird, warbler, water bird, waterfowl, wild duck, wildfowl
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