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squatter (root: squat)



  •  One who squats;  [1913 Webster]
    "In such a tract, squatters and trespassers were tolerated to an extent now unknown."  [1913 Webster]
  •  See Squat snipe, under Squat.  [1913 Webster]
Squatter sovereignty, the right claimed by the squatters, or actual residents, of a Territory of the United States to make their own laws. [Local, U.S.] Bartlett.


squatter, n.
1 a person who takes unauthorized possession of unoccupied premises.
2 Austral. a a sheep-farmer esp. on a large scale. b hist. a person who gets the right of pasturage from the government on easy terms.
3 a person who settles on new esp. public land without title.
4 a person who squats.



arriviste, colonial, colonist, colonizer, emigrant, gate-crasher, greenhorn, hirer, homesteader, immigrant, incumbent, intruder, leaseholder, lessee, lodger, nester, new arrival, new boy, newcomer, novus homo, occupant, occupier, parvenu, paying guest, pioneer, planter, precursor, recruit, renter, resident, rookie, roomer, settler, sooner, stowaway, sublessee, subtenant, tenant, tenant at sufferance, tenant for life, tenderfoot, underlessee, upstart




N inhabitant, resident, residentiary, dweller, indweller, addressee, occupier, occupant, householder, lodger, inmate, tenant, incumbent, sojourner, locum tenens, commorant, settler, squatter, backwoodsman, colonist, islander, denizen, citizen, burgher, oppidan, cockney, cit, townsman, burgess, villager, cottager, cottier, cotter, compatriot, backsettler, boarder, hotel keeper, innkeeper, habitant, paying guest, planter, native, indigene, aborigines, autochthones, Englishman, John Bull, newcomer, aboriginal, American, Caledonian, Cambrian, Canadian, Canuck, downeaster, Scot, Scotchman, Hibernian, Irishman, Welshman, Uncle Sam, Yankee, Brother Jonathan, garrison, crew, population, people, colony, settlement, household, mir, indigenous, native, natal, autochthonal, autochthonous, British, English, American, Canadian, Irish, Scotch, Scottish, Welsh, domestic, domiciliated, domiciled, naturalized, vernacular, domesticated, domiciliary, in the occupation of, garrisoned by, occupied by.

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