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 The sellers had 16 horses, 25 chickens, three goats, a huge potbellied pig and a Russian boar named Kevin. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 Inside the trailer, special dividers kept the bears — Suzie and Sally — a safe distance from their fellow passengers: two miniature horses, a llama-alpaca hybrid, two emus, two ducks, two coatimundis and Snorkel, the potbellied pig. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2022 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

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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 14 Jul. 2024.

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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