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Saturday, July 12, 2014

shoat

\shoht\ , noun;
1.
Also, shote. a young, weaned pig.
2.
geep.
Quotes:
He give 'em to Pa for a shoat. We never did know where he got that wire.
-- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, 1939
Them Irish mans is so tickled they's pink as a shoat all over.
-- Jack Kerouac, Pic, 1971
Origin:
Shoat has been in English since the 1300s. It comes from the late Middle English shote and is related to the dialectal Dutch schote.
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