Definition of potbelly in English:

potbelly

Syllabification: pot·bel·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpätˌbelē
 
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(also pot belly)

noun

  • A large, protruding, rotund stomach.
    More example sentences
    • Within a month, you are guaranteed a paunch, a pot belly, and the inability to walk up stairs.
    • So yeah, I had to work out but, you know, it's such a ridiculous character, the guy's so silly that I don't think it would have mattered if he'd got a pot belly.
    • I'm comfortable being a short, stocky person if it's one that's muscly - what I'm not comfortable with is my current pot belly, extra-padded hips, and padded thighs.
    Synonyms
    paunch, belly, beer belly
    informal pot, spare tire, tummy, bay window
    dated, informal corporation

Derivatives

potbellied

adjective
More example sentences
  • Groups of pot-bellied old men in seldom worn suits stood in clusters, leaning in to catch a word, laughing, lining up for photos taken by children and grandchildren.
  • Afterwards - when he'd pocketed an estimated $250m thanks to his pot-bellied botanist pal - he became a major Hollywood force.
  • Tinker, a career criminal, has spent much of his life in prison; he's pot-bellied, balding with straggly brown hair, and has a thick handlebar moustache.
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