potbellied pig


: any of a breed of small pigs originating in southeastern Asia and having a straight tail, potbelly, swayback, and black, white, or black and white coat

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Try finding a new home for four alligators, three pythons, two Asiatic black bears, two tigers and a lion, plus a pair of miniature horses, 11 peafowl, a raccoon, a jittery squirrel monkey and a 150-pound potbellied pig named Snorkel. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2022 The potbellied pig population first became a nuisance in 2016, the department said. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 Wyverne Flatt lives in the village of Canajoharie with his pet potbellied pig, Ellie. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 12 Feb. 2022 Cupcake, a large potbellied pig found abandoned in Las Vegas, is on the mend! Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 25 June 2021 Chavez, 33, stood in the backyard on Wednesday morning watching his three dogs and a potbellied pig rummage in the snow. Maria Jimenez Moya, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 There's also a 250-pound potbellied pig named Peter; a family of goats named Sapphire, Curly and Ruby; plus a tortoise called Rex. Sydney Page Washington Post, Star Tribune, 13 Nov. 2020 Those interested in adopting a potbellied pig should contact their local shelter or seek out a pig rescue program such as Pig Placement Network www.pigplacementnetwork.org. Traci Howerton, NOLA.com, 29 Oct. 2020 For Chiapuzio, who shares her home with Emma Zen, a potbellied pig named Baby Binks, a 200-pound tortoise, three parrots and a cat, stories like Skipper’s help keep her motivated. Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potbellied pig was in 1961

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“Potbellied pig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potbellied%20pig. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

potbellied pig

: any of an Asian breed of small pigs having a straight tail, potbelly, and black, white, or black and white coat
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