Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Salt pork.

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  • n. Salted pork from the belly of a pig.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. salt pork from the belly of a hog carcass

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Examples

  • Dinky-Dunk ever to speak of it as "sowbelly" or even as a "slice of grunt" again.

    The Prairie Wife

  • I shall never again eat meat that will taste as good as the fried "sowbelly" did then, accompanied by "flapjacks" and plenty of good, strong coffee.

    The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

  • “Better warm up the sowbelly and mash a few beans,” he said.

    Lonesome Dove

  • They had a little creek-bottom farm not far north of Pickles Gap, but the soil was poor and the family had little to eat but sowbelly and beans.

    Lonesome Dove

  • A surprised Bolivar watched the Irishmen put away sowbelly and beans.

    Lonesome Dove

  • “We starve if we wait for that,” Bolivar said, plunking a potful of sowbelly and beans down on the rough table.

    Lonesome Dove

  • "We starve if we wait for that," Bolivar said, plunking a potful of sowbelly and beans down on the rough table.

    Lonesome Dove

  • "Better warm up the sowbelly and mash a few beans," he said.

    Lonesome Dove

  • The youths to whom he'd taught geometry came up to him while he was eating his sowbelly and hoecakes.

    The Guns Of The South

  • She punched out flat rounds of dough and laid them in the bake skillet, shoved the skillet into the oven, turned the sowbelly, pushed it to one side of the frying pan, and then got the now partially thawed eggs out of the warming oven and broke them into the hot grease.

    The Dollmaker

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