[ sou-bel-ee ]
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  1. fat salt pork taken from the belly of a hog.

Origin of sowbelly

An Americanism dating back to1865–70; sow2 + belly

Words Nearby sowbelly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sowbelly in a sentence

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

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

  • When I'd just got enough sowbelly to see me to the outside I pulled my freight.

    Bulldog Carney | W. A. Fraser
  • It'd be a darned sight better for this army if we had a little more sowbelly and not quite so many brass buttons!

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

    Our Southern Highlanders | Horace Kephart