Origin of shoat
Examples from the Web for shoat
In the woods a shoat or a sheep or a horse lies down to die.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
Then he saw the shoat and venison put in the wagon, and a barrel of spring-water, crowded with darting fishes.
A shoat was cooked whole and brought to the table with a big red apple in his mouth.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
De marster let us have some chickens, a shoat an' a gyarden, an' 'tater patch, an' we had time off ter wuck 'em.
Takes care of the cows and pigs, sleeps with 'em, or so handy by he could hear if a shoat had the teethache, or like that.Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for shoat
Word Origin for shoat
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.