potbelly

[ pot-bel-ee ]
/ ˈpɒtˌbɛl i /

noun, plural pot·bel·lies.

a distended or protuberant belly.

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Origin of potbelly

First recorded in 1705–15; pot1 + belly

OTHER WORDS FROM potbelly

potbellied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for potbelly

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 forms of potbelly

potbellied, adjective
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Medical definitions for potbelly

potbelly
[ pŏtbĕl′ē ]

n.

A protruding abdominal region.
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