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  1. Also shote. a young, weaned pig.
  2. geep.
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Origin of shoat

1375–1425; late Middle English shote; cognate with dialectal Dutch schote
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Related Words for shoat

hog, swine, boar, piglet, sow, porker, shoat, piggy, razorback, warthog, porky

Examples from the Web for shoat

Historical Examples of shoat

  • In the woods a shoat or a sheep or a horse lies down to die.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Underdone pork, shoat, or pig, is both unpalatable and unwholesome.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia

    Marion Cabell Tyree

  • My father was not the "your shoat, my hog" kind of a father.

  • I'm a shoat with both feet in the trough, first, last, an' always.

  • In Perigord they pay a high price for a shoat with that kind of a nose.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick

British Dictionary definitions for shoat



  1. a piglet that has recently been weaned
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Word Origin for shoat

C15: related to West Flemish schote
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Word Origin and History for shoat


also shote, "a young weaned pig," early 15c., perhaps from a Low German word (cf. West Flemish schote "pig under 1 year old"), of unknown origin.

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