shoat

shoat

[shoht]
noun
1.
Also, shote. a young, weaned pig.
2.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English shote; cognate with dialectal Dutch schote

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shoat or shote (ʃəʊt)
 
n
a piglet that has recently been weaned
 
[C15: related to West Flemish schote]
 
shote or shote
 
n
 
[C15: related to West Flemish schote]

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shoat
1408, "a young weaned pig," perhaps from a Low Ger. word (cf. W.Flem. schote "pig under 1 year old"), of unknown origin.
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