A nesting dove with squabs



  • A baby pigeon, dove, or chicken.
  • The meat of such a baby bird used as food.
  • A baby rook.
  • A thick cushion, especially a flat one covering the seat of a chair or sofa.
  • A person of a short, fat figure.


  • To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
  • To furnish with squabs, or cushions.
  • To stuff thickly and sew through, the stitches being concealed by buttons, etc.


  • Fat; thick; plump; bulky.
  • Unfledged; unfeathered.
  • Clumsy.
  • Curt; abrupt.
  • Shy; coy.


  • With a heavy fall; plump.


Similar words

  • piper, squeaker, pigeon chick, young pigeon, baby dove
  • rook chick, young rook


  • Unknown, unattested before . Possibly descended from Swedish dialect skvabb.

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