potbelly

noun pot·bel·ly \ ˈpät-ˌbe-lē \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of potbelly

1 : an enlarged, swollen, or protruding abdomen

Examples of potbelly in a Sentence

  1. a man with a potbelly

  2. he began exercising to get rid of his growing potbelly and to improve his health

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First Known Use of potbelly

1696

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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potbelly Synonyms

Synonyms

beer belly, belly, gut, paunch;

Related Words

breadbasket [slang], stomach, tummy;


POTBELLY Defined for English Language Learners

potbelly

Definition of potbelly for English Language Learners

  • : a large, round stomach that sticks out


Medical Dictionary

potbelly

noun pot·bel·ly \ ˈpät-ˌbel-ē \

medical Definition of potbelly

plural potbellies
: an enlarged, swollen, or protruding abdomen; also : a condition characterized by such an abdomen that is symptomatic of disease or malnourishment


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