shoat

noun
\ ˈshōt How to pronounce shoat (audio) \

Definition of shoat

: a young hog and especially one that has been weaned

Examples of shoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dehairing a shoat is the sort of thing Crews knew all about, along with cooking possum, cleaning a rooster’s craw, making moonshine, trapping birds, tanning hides, and getting rid of screwworms. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 Another unique menu item is an entire roasted shoat, by advance order only. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of shoat

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shoat

Middle English schot, shote projectile, young branch, young weaned pig — more at shoot

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“Shoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoat. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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