potbelly

[ pot-bel-ee ]
/ ˈpɒtˌbɛl i /
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noun, plural pot·bel·lies.

a distended or protuberant belly.

Nearby words

  1. potatobug,
  2. potatory,
  3. potawatomi,
  4. potbellied,
  5. potbellied pig,
  6. potbelly stove,
  7. potbelly wood,
  8. potboil,
  9. potboiler,
  10. potbound

Origin of potbelly

First recorded in 1705–15; pot1 + belly

Related formspot·bel·lied, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pot-belly

potbelly

/ (ˈpɒtˌbɛlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

a protruding or distended belly
a person having such a belly
US and Canadian a small bulbous stove in which wood or coal is burned
Derived Formspotbellied, adjective

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Word Origin and History for pot-belly

pot-belly

n.

1714, from pot (n.1) + belly (n.). Pot-belly stove, so called for its shape, attested from 1943.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for pot-belly

potbelly

[ pŏtbĕl′ē ]

n.

A protruding abdominal region.

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