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squat

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  • a residence where a person lives unlawfully: without paying and without obtaining permission.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Glen C. from Brixton, Greater London, UK on Jan 06 2006.

noun - uncountable

  • anything, used in the negative to mean nothing.
    He doesn't know squat about computers.
    You don't know squat!
    I work all day, but it doesn't get me squat.
                                                                                       

    Citation from "The Best Christmas Story Never Told", American Dad! (TV), Season 2 Episode 9 (2006) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
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    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Anthony B. from Haw River, NC, USA on Mar 11 1999.

  • nothing of value; nothing desired; not the desired outcome.
    I work all day and it gets me squat.
    The actuary complained to the Society of Actuaries but got squat.
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    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Tom S. from Cleveland, OH, USA on Jul 27 2006.

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  • Used as a euphemism for "shit", which comes from the act of squatting in order to defecate.
    Gaby knows squat about cows.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Anthony B. from Haw River, NC, USA on Mar 11 1999.

  • Euphemism for "shit" when meaning to say "nothing." Developed because of the squatting posture of defecation.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Peter J. from Atlanta, GA, USA on Apr 26 2002.

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zilch

noun - uncountable

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