Definition of Potbellied

1. Adjective. Having a large belly.

Exact synonyms: Abdominous, Paunchy
Similar to: Fat
Derivative terms: Abdominousness, Paunch, Paunchiness



Definition of Potbellied

1. a. Having a protuberant belly, like the bottom of a pot.

Definition of Potbellied

1. Adjective. having a potbelly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Potbellied

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potbellied

potato vine
potato wart
potato wart fungus
potato worm
potato yellow-dwarf virus
potato yellow dwarf
potatobug
potatobugs
potatoe
potatoes
potatoey
potatolike
potatory
potatos
potayto, potahto
potbellied (current term)
potbellied pig
potbellied pigs
potbellied stove
potbellies
potbelly
potbelly stove
potboil
potboiled
potboiler
potboilers
potboiling
potboils
potbound
potboy

Literary usage of Potbellied

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1. The Greatest Works of the Greatest Authors, Ancient and Modern (1894)
"for with him they are gouty in feet, potbellied, thick-logged, and extravagantly fat; but with me they are thin and wasp-like, and annoying to their enemies ..."

2. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"A gluttonous race of Jutes and Angles, capable of no grand combinations ; lumbering about in potbellied equanimity ; not dreaming of heroic toil and silence ..."

3. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"... lumbering about in potbellied equanimity; not dreaming of heroic toil and silence and endurance, such as leads to the high places of this Universe, ..."

4. Past and Present: Chartism. New Ed., Complete in One Volume by Thomas Carlyle (1848)
"... no romance-hero with haughty eyes, Apollo-lip, and gesture like ' the herald Mercury ; a plain almost gross, bag-cheeked, potbellied ' Lancashire man, ..."

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