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  1. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • “Old cornbread and sowbelly” are a menu complete for the mountaineer.

    Our Southern Highlanders

    Horace Kephart

  • When I started, I'd put a couple of sour-dough biscuits and some sowbelly in my pocket in case I might get hungry.

  • There was a plentiful supply of "sowbelly," hardtack and coffee and it was not long before it was being distributed.