pot·​bel·​lied | \ ˈpät-ˌbe-lēd How to pronounce potbellied (audio) \

Definition of potbellied

: having a potbelly

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Examples of potbellied in a Sentence

an old, potbellied cat that now needs a ramp just to get on the sofa
Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the potbellied sculptures may represent the dead due to their swollen proportions, possibly created to honor ancestors and former community members. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "Mesoamerican Sculptures Reveal Early Knowledge of Magnetism," 6 Aug. 2019 Since no one knows what God looks like, the Hindu is free to imagine God as a woman with eight arms riding a tiger; as a potbellied man with an elephant’s head; or as a muscular figure with a monkey’s head and tail. Shashi Tharoor, WSJ, "How Hinduism Has Persisted for 4,000 Years," 17 Jan. 2019 No Teddy or Ernest, but plenty of late-middle-aged, potbellied fishermen there for a hearty breakfast. Heather Radke, Longreads, "A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing With Your Father," 16 June 2018 In the far corner, among the anti-pot activists, sat Bill McManus, a potbellied man with a slight drawl whose white moustache is stained yellow-brown by tobacco smoke. Johnny Magdaleno, Newsweek, "Mexican Drug Cartels May Use Legal Marijuana to Increase Their Presence in Northern California," 10 Jan. 2018 So, in addition to cats and dogs, their menagerie has included a pigeon, a goat, a potbellied big, a monitor lizard and other animals that end up as household pets. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Summer a hot time for pet owners to 'clean house' of their cats and dogs," 18 July 2017 Heading out to feed his family’s goat and potbellied pig, Camp recalls his start in Republican politics three decades ago – knocking on doors for candidates to earn cash. Adam Geller, Orange County Register, "Trump’s America: Families differ as Reagan country changes," 17 Jan. 2017 In front of them, a United Nations of string instruments congregated with violas da gamba, vihuelas, a harp and a potbellied kora from Mali, alongside an oud and a violin. Corinna Da Fonseca-wollheim, New York Times, "With Politics as Backdrop, Hamburg’s New Hall Looks to America," 14 Apr. 2017 Behind her in the assembly line, a potbellied man in his late 30s peppers her with the gustatory queries that pass for small talk in south India. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams," 24 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of potbellied

1657, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potbellied was in 1657

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English Language Learners Definition of potbellied

: having a large, round stomach that sticks out


pot·​bel·​lied | \ ˈpät-ˌbel-ēd How to pronounce potbellied (audio) \

Medical Definition of potbellied

: having a potbelly

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