potbellied

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adjective pot·bel·lied \ ˈpät-ˌbe-lēd \

Definition of potbellied

:having a potbelly

Examples of potbellied in a Sentence

  1. an old, potbellied cat that now needs a ramp just to get on the sofa

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POTBELLIED Defined for English Language Learners

potbellied

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Definition of potbellied for English Language Learners

  • : having a large, round stomach that sticks out


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potbellied

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adjective pot·bel·lied \ ˈpät-ˌbel-ēd \

medical Definition of potbellied

:having a potbelly

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