diddlysquat vs squat what difference

what is difference between diddlysquat and squat

English

Noun

diddlysquat (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of diddly-squat


English

Etymology 1

From Middle English squatten, from Old French esquatir, escatir (compress, press down, lay flat, crush), from es- (ex-) + quatir (press down, flatten), from Vulgar Latin *coactire (press together, force), from Latin coactus, perfect passive participle of cōgō (force together, compress).

The sense “nothing” may be the source or a derivation of diddly-squat.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /skwɒt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /skwɑt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Adjective

squat (comparative squatter, superlative squattest)

  1. Relatively short or low, and thick or broad.
  2. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten books by John Milton. Licensed and Entred According to Order, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker under Creed Church neer Aldgate; and by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Bishopsgate-street; and Matthias Walker, under St. Dunstons Church in Fleet-street, OCLC 767532218, book IV; republished as Thomas Newton, editor, Paradise Lost. A Poem, in Twelve Books, 2nd edition, volume I, London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson [et al.], 1750, OCLC 642605710, page 324, lines 799–803:
      [H]im there they found, / Squat like a toad, cloſe at the ear of Eve, / Aſſaying by his deviliſh art to reach / The organs of her fancy’, and with them forge / Illuſions as he liſt, phantaſms and dreams, []
Translations

Noun

squat (plural squats)

  1. A position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one’s feet.
  2. (exercise) Any of various modes of callisthenic exercises performed by moving the body and bending at least one knee.
    1. (weightlifting) A specific exercise in weightlifting performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising (back squat), especially with a barbell resting across the shoulders (barbell back squat).
  3. A building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter.
  4. A place of concealment in which a hare spends time when inactive, especially during the day; a form.
  5. A toilet used by squatting as opposed to sitting; a squat toilet.
  6. (slang, Canada, US) Clipping of diddly-squat; something of no value.
    Synonyms: nothing; see also Thesaurus:nothing
  7. (obsolete) A sudden or crushing fall.
    • 1652, George Herbert, “Treatise of Temperance and Sobriety” in Herbert’s Remains, Or, Sundry Pieces Of that sweet Singer of the Temple
      bruises, and squats, and falls, which often kill others
  8. (mining) A small vein of ore.
  9. A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
    • 1728, John Woodward, An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Fossils of England
      Tin – Ore , very good , in white Spar ; being a piece of a Squat , at Hewas-Work ; not far from Polgouth , in St. Stephen’s Liberty. ‘Tis broke off near the Edge of the Squat
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

squat (third-person singular simple present squats, present participle squatting, simple past and past participle squatted)

  1. To bend deeply at the knees while resting on one’s feet.
  2. (exercise) To perform one or more callisthenic exercises by moving the body and bending at least one knee.
    1. (weightlifting) To exercise by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, while bearing weight across the shoulders or upper back.
  3. To occupy or reside in a place without the permission of the owner.
  4. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.
  5. (dated) To bruise or flatten by a fall; to squash.
  6. (Internet) To cybersquat.
    • 2006, Paul Wouters, ‎Ken Bantoft, Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks with Openswan
      The old homepage for L2TP, www.l2tpd.org, has been squatted by a domain squatter. A malicious person could reinstate this domain with malicious code on it.
Derived terms
  • squattage
  • squatter
  • squatting
  • squattocracy
Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin squatina.

Noun

squat (plural squats)

  1. The angel shark (genus Squatina).

Anagrams

  • Quast, quats

French

Etymology

From English squat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /skwat/

Noun

squat m (plural squats)

  1. Squat (building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter).
  2. Uninvited presence in a building or place (the result of which can be welcomed).
  3. Squat effect
  4. (weightlifting) Squat

Related terms

  • squattage
  • squatter
  • squattériser
  • squatteur

References

  • “squat” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Polish

Alternative forms

  • skłot

Etymology

From English squat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): //skwɔt//

Noun

squat m inan

  1. squat (building occupied without permission by squatters)

Declension

Related terms

  • (noun) squatter

Further reading

  • squat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • squat in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈskwat/, [ˈskwat̪]
  • IPA(key): /esˈkwat/, [esˈkwat̪]

Noun

squat m (plural squats)

  1. squat (exercise)

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