from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a protuberant belly, like the bottom of a pot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a prominent belly; abdominous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a large belly
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It seems the neighborhood pot-bellied pig left us a couple of weeks ago, and dozens of his best friends turned out to bid him goodbye:
As recently as the early 2000s, the French largely viewed drinking to excess as something associated with pot-bellied British visitors, often ones wearing replica football shirts or mini skirts, even in the depths of winter.
And what about all those pot-bellied NRA gun owners – who need assault rifles in order to defend themselve from the the “jackbooted federal thugs”?
You and your pot-bellied followers are better off just wrapping yourself in the flag and clutch your bible in one hand and your picture of Sarah in the other.
He was pot-bellied and almost bald, but the jutting chin spoke of energy and the small eyes were cold and hard.
How does Mr. Ratzon, an unemployed, pot-bellied, white-haired man almost 60 years old, succeed in making a host of young attractive women dedicate their bodies and lives to him?
No, he takes Scrooge to the market, and shows him the abundance there, especially the fruits sometimes literal of foreign trade: There were great, round, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the doors, and tumbling out into the street in their apoplectic opulence.
A New Yorker cartoon reprinted in Lee's autobiography epitomizes her appeal: A pot-bellied, bald man shaving at the bathroom sink glances at his wife, who is speaking to him from behind a shower curtain.
Clearly, society is much more tolerant of chubby/fat/pot-bellied men.
Eddie's Wheels Eddie's Wheels recently made its first chair for a 150-lb pot-bellied pig named Bacon, owned by a retired butcher in Peru, Mass.
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