- fat salt pork taken from the belly of a hog.
Origin of sowbelly
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Examples from the Web for sowbelly
“Old cornbread and sowbelly” are a menu complete for the mountaineer.Our Southern Highlanders
When I started, I'd put a couple of sour-dough biscuits and some sowbelly in my pocket in case I might get hungry.Dutch Courage and Other Stories
There was a plentiful supply of "sowbelly," hardtack and coffee and it was not long before it was being distributed.Springfield in the Spanish American War
Walter W. Ward