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[shoht] /ʃoʊt/
Also, shote. a young, weaned pig.
Origin of shoat
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English shote; cognate with dialectal Dutch schote Unabridged
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  • After a little consultation, it was decided to hang the shoat before the great fire in the new fire place, and roast it whole.

    Camp Venture George Cary Eggleston
  • In the woods a shoat or a sheep or a horse lies down to die.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • If the shoat is not very small, use bread and butter instead of the liver.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • Underdone pork, shoat, or pig, is both unpalatable and unwholesome.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • In Perigord they pay a high price for a shoat with that kind of a nose.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • I'm a shoat with both feet in the trough, first, last, an' always.

  • Lay the shoat in water till ready for use; if small, it will cook in an hour.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • I don't see why it ain't art when you can steal a shoat better than anybody else can.

  • Panting heavily, Jim regarded the shoat, which in turn looked back at him with insolent contempt.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • I don't like to think I'm shy when it comes to comparison with a shoat.

    Heart's Desire Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for shoat


a piglet that has recently been weaned
Word Origin
C15: related to West Flemish schote
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Word Origin and History for shoat

also shote, "a young weaned pig," early 15c., perhaps from a Low German word (cf. West Flemish schote "pig under 1 year old"), of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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