Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a prominent overhanging belly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a prominent, overhanging belly.
“I have found thee, thou spongy swag-bellied minnow!”
“He was swag-bellied, sporting a little garden of gin-blossoms on his nose, and wearing a tropical shirt that hung almost to his knees.”
“I learned it in England, where, indeed, they are most potent in potting: your Dane, your German, and your swag-bellied Hollander — Drink, ho! — are nothing to your English.”
“Blackie was a swag-bellied man with a bushy black beard who wore his embroidered vest everywhere.”
“The same thin-legged, swag-bellied children were scavenging among the pi-dogs.”
“I ken naethin' aboot that, 'retorted the other, bringing his gaze down from the ceiling to rest upon the swag-bellied green bottle on the table beside him.”
“I learned it in England, where indeed they are most potent in potting; your Dane, your German, and your swag-bellied Hollander, drink, ho!”
“ But Purdies face shone with rapture as he observed how severely the swag-bellied booksellers activity was tasked.”
“This swag-bellied jolly-boat handles like a firkin.”
“I really want us to date, if only so we can break up and I can call him a spleeny swag-bellied ratsbane and a fobbing plume-plucked hedge-pig, and he can respond by shouting "Fie on thee, poxy harlot!" and then writing "You Can't Do That.”
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