1. A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon.
a. A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch.
b. A couch.
Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged: a squab chick.
[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal squabb, fat flesh.]
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