Definition of squatt in English:



  • The larva of the common housefly, used by anglers as bait.

    [mass noun] ‘catches are of small roach on bread or squatt’
    [count noun] ‘bread and squatts worked a treat’
    • ‘But Shaun wasn't afraid to ring the changes as he also tried squatts, pinkies, worms and casters on sizes 20, 22 and 24 hooks.’
    • ‘Close by was Kevin Weatherall who fished bronze maggot over hemp for an all-roach net of 12 lb 13 oz to edge out Paul Burton (Anglers World York) who alternated squatt and maggot for his mixed net of 12 lb 9oz.’
    • ‘He alternated squatt and bronze maggot over groundbait and hemp at eight and 11 metres for roach and perch scaling 2.790.’
    • ‘Alternating squatt and pinkie over groundbait at 10m he netted roach, perch and gudgeon for his 6lb 10 oz.’


1930s: perhaps from the adjective squat.