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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 The Children’s Animal Center, a high pet area with goats, a potbellied pig and tortoises, is closed. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, 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, 25 Mar. 2020 Then came a skunk, three hairless cats, a potbellied pig and a Corgi. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 22 Feb. 2020

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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. 2021.

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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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