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[pot-bel-ee] /ˈpɒtˌbɛl i/

noun, plural potbellies.
a distended or protuberant .
noun (pl) -lies
a protruding or distended belly
a person having such a belly
(US & Canadian) a small bulbous stove in which wood or coal is burned

1714, from pot (n.1) + belly (n.). Pot-belly stove, so called for its shape, attested from 1943.

potbelly pot·bel·ly (pŏt’běl’ē)
A protruding abdominal region.



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