- fat salt pork taken from the belly of a hog.
Origin of sowbelly
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Examples from the Web for sow-belly
We had our usual dinner of sow-belly a la mode, and hard-tack a la mouldy.Our Battery
Orlando P. Cutter
In the place of porterhouse steaks there would be sow-belly and corn bread, and a very dry section to live in.The Yazoo Mystery
The man was throwing strips of “sow-belly” into the pan, and the coffee water was already set upon the flaming wood.The One-Way Trail
The salt meat, as a rule, was pickled pork and fat side meat, which latter "table comfort" the boys called "sow-belly."
Then a slice of sow-belly was toasted on a stick, the outer skin of the onions removed—and dinner was ready.