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potbelly

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

Definition of potbelly in English:

noun

A large, protruding, rotund stomach.
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
informal pot, spare tire, tummy, bay window
dated, informal corporation

Derivatives

potbellied

1
adjective
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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