Definition of potbelly
1 : an enlarged, swollen, or protruding abdomen
2 : potbellied stove
Examples of potbelly in a Sentence
a man with a potbelly
he began exercising to get rid of his growing potbelly and to improve his health
Recent Examples of potbelly from the Web
Suits idealize and triangulate the male torso, smoothing spare tires and hiding potbellies; dresses nip and tuck and create curves where there were none.
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First Known Use of potbelly
POTBELLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of potbelly for English Language Learners
: a large, round stomach that sticks out
Medical Definition of potbelly
: 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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