[ sou-bel-ee ]
/ ˈsaʊˌbɛl i /


fat salt pork taken from the belly of a hog.


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Origin of sowbelly

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; sow2 + belly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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