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

  • adj. Potbellied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a protuberant belly; pot-bellied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the abdomen; abdominal.
  • Having a large belly; pot-bellied.

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

  • adj. having a large belly


From Latin abdomin- ("abdomen") + -ous (Wiktionary)


  • Never, surely, since their nation entered the abdominous period of its existence, recognized in all its ideal portraits, for which food and sleep are the prime conditions of well-being.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • Strong transversus abdominous muscles, which are the deep back and abdominal muscles closest to your spine, protect your discs and nerves from impact, said Gokhale.

    The Seattle Times

  • Mega ass and southwest baptist university mature squelcher hydrolyzable roundheaded patrilineally stunning pics autoerotic modified tapioca big trumpet gay somnific man frontispiece gay astronomical men circadian pissed pinter dolmas the web for biomedical abdominous.

    Rational Review

  • Joy for an undertaker, Rich for a pauper, or Noble for a tailor; Big for a lean or little person, and Small for one who is broad in the rear and abdominous in the van; Short for a fellow six feet without his shoes, or Long for him whose high heels barely elevate him to the height of five; Sweet for one who has either a vinegar face, or a foxy complexion; Younghusband for an old bachelor; Merryweather for any one in November or February, a black spring, a cold summer, or a wet autumn; Goodenough for a person no better than he should be; Toogood for _any_ human creature; and Best for a subject who is perhaps too bad to be endured.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 459 Volume 18, New Series, October 16, 1852

  • (Yet how could you hear him singing a song if there wasn't a song to sing?) "I've watched his abdominous, ominous shape

    The Glugs of Gosh


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  • Having a protuberant or big belly
    Gorgonius sits, abdominous and wan, Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan" - Cowper

    May 7, 2008

  • Having a large belly, a potbelly. A polite way of pointing that fact out to a loved one.

    January 14, 2007