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shoat

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Pronunciation: /ʃəʊt
 
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(also shote)

Definition of shoat in English:

noun

North American
A young pig, especially one which is newly weaned.
Example sentences
  • My uncle would go to the auction over at Logan County Stockyards on the edge of Booneville and get a couple of shoats (young just-weaned hogs).
  • He also tells a story about how Uncle John bought a shoat and ate until he vomited and then left the rest.
  • In many areas where there are feral pigs, wild sows and piglets are captured, male shoats castrated, and then the pigs are housed or penned.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin; compare with West Flemish schote.

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