potbellied pig


Definition of 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

Examples of potbellied pig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Why this woman is donating thousands of pet oxygen masks to firefighters out West," 2 Oct. 2020 The Children’s Animal Center, a high pet area with goats, a potbellied pig and tortoises, is closed. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Cultural institutions reopen with a more hands-off approach," 25 June 2020 For the past three years, Head has taken in as many as 160 potbellied pigs and has placed 129 in new homes. Grace Hollars, Indianapolis Star, "'You have to show up for the animals': Brownsburg teen's sanctuary has rescued 150+ pigs," 25 Mar. 2020 Then came a skunk, three hairless cats, a potbellied pig and a Corgi. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "Embattled Wildlife in Need continues to operate business as usual despite legal challenges," 22 Feb. 2020 The star of the show is Swifty, a 12-week-old potbellied pig who swims across an 8-foot tank full of water. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, "Swifty Swine pig races delight crowds at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo," 13 Feb. 2020 Von Bergen’s Country Market, 9805 Route 173 in Hebron, has a nice setup with playground equipment and farm animals, including a friendly potbellied pig. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "At McHenry County Farm Stroll, get out in the country for fresh produce, flowers and eggs," 11 Sep. 2019 When the first Daisy died in 2009, the Minors adopted another potbellied pig from a farm in Texas and named the pig Daisy II (Datu for short). Nora Mcgreevy, BostonGlobe.com, "Farmer Minor will let you ‘hog and kiss’ Daisy the Pig if you promise to read more," 22 Aug. 2019 Steve decided to surprise his wife and 8-month-old daughter with a potbellied pig for Christmas last year. Aaron Traister, Redbook, "World's Best Dad Bloopers," 23 Apr. 2012

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First Known Use of potbellied pig

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Potbellied pig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potbellied%20pig. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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potbellied pig


English Language Learners Definition of potbellied pig

: a small pig with a large belly and usually a black or white coat

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