Also shote. a young, weaned pig.

Origin of shoat

1375–1425; late Middle English shote; cognate with dialectal Dutch schote Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for shoat

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

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British Dictionary definitions for shoat




a piglet that has recently been weaned

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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