shoat

noun
\ ˈshōt How to pronounce shoat (audio) \

Definition of shoat

: a young hog and especially one that has been weaned

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 15 May. 2021.

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