shoat

[ shoht ]
/ ʃoʊt /

noun

Also shote. a young, weaned pig.

Origin of shoat

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

shote

/ (ʃəʊt) /

noun

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

shoat


n.

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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