EtymologyFrom the Latin squalere, "to be foul or filthy".
- The heterogenous indigent multitude, everywhere wearing nearly the same aspect of squalor. -- Taylor
- To bring this sort of squalor among the upper classes. --
- Dickens also used the term to refer to those living in Squalor, such as those in the slums.
- For living in squalor, see Compulsive hoarding.
Squalor N; a synonym of "argument" or "tif" N; may also be used to title one who serves a king or queen
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