potbelly

[ pot-bel-ee ]
/ ˈpɒtˌbɛl i /

noun, plural pot·bel·lies.

a distended or protuberant belly.

RELATED WORDS


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 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 Formspotbellied, adjective

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Medicine definitions for potbelly

potbelly

[ pŏtbĕl′ē ]

n.

A protruding abdominal region.

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