From squatter + -ing.
- Present participle of squatter.
squattering (comparative more squattering, superlative most squattering)
- (obsolete) Straggling; messy.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.17:
- It is a language (as are many others round about me) like to that of Poitou, Xaintonge, Angoulesme, Limosin, and Auvergne, squattering, dragling, and filthie.