Meaning of pot belly in English:

pot belly


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  • A large, protruding, rotund stomach.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Some people develop skinny legs, but a pot belly, a buffalo hump or a double chin as a side effect.’
    • ‘‘You can't have been here that long - you haven't got a pot belly,’ he told a British citizen he met in Budapest, Hungary, in 1993.’
    • ‘The spokesman said the suspect is described as of East European appearance, 6ft 2ins tall, heavily built with a pot belly.’
    • ‘The bloke was easily in his 60s, unshaven, with a pot belly.’
    • ‘I'm never going to have hips or chunky thighs, but I've no waist and a pot belly, which apparently makes me ideal for endurance sports.’
    • ‘He now has a pot belly while his Afro haircut of the 1980s has been replaced by a short-cropped style and his beard has gone from black to grey.’
    • ‘It doesn't work if your pot belly is the result of over-indulgence.’
    • ‘Looks really aren't important to me: my last boyfriend had a double mastectomy and a pot belly.’
    • ‘The man is a bit sorry for himself, wears his pot belly like a flag or invitation card.’
    • ‘Last time I saw him speak, I had the impression of a short man with a pronounced pot belly.’
    • ‘A black-haired, thickly-bearded man in the middle of the soldiers with his armour hanging over a pot belly stepped forward, thumbs hooked through his sword belt.’
    • ‘He had a bad razor rash and a bit of a pot belly and so I was stood in the queue trying to copy his gait and sticking my belly out when he turned round and caught me looking at him!’
    • ‘This lead to a short pause as everybody momentarily glanced up to soak in the sight of the new teacher: a short 50 year old woman with black hair, thick square glasses and a pot belly.’
    • ‘Instead of seeing my pot belly and peculiar bum, I saw my green eyes, with their unusually large pupils, my thick wavy hair, full lips and ample bust.’
    • ‘He has a tall, lanky frame with a budding pot belly.’
    • ‘A man with a pot belly and a balding head walked into the room.’
    • ‘And for example, you look at ballet dancers, have you ever seen a ballet dancer on stage on the point of one toe with the arms above the head with a pot belly?’
    paunch, belly, beer belly, gut, fat stomach, protruding stomach
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