potbellied pig

noun

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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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 When this little piggy got a maternity makeover Abandoned and on her death bed, this potbellied pig was rescued in the nick of time. Southern Living, "The Absolute Best Pet Moments of 2016," 1 Dec. 2016 Thousands of animals — including 45 potbellied pigs, 985 horses, 563 cattle and 1,210 dogs and cats — remain in 92 independent shelters. Eva Ruth Moravec, Washington Post, "Texas officials: Hurricane Harvey death toll at 82, ‘mass casualties have absolutely not happened’," 14 Sep. 2017

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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potbellied pig

noun

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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