noun, plural pot·bel·lies.

a distended or protuberant belly.

Origin of potbelly

First recorded in 1705–15; pot1 + belly
Related formspot·bel·lied, adjective
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Related Words for potbelly

corporation, pot, paunch, tummy, belly, gut

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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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potbelly in Medicine




A protruding abdominal region.
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