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Etymology 1Edit

Of unknown origin. Perhaps cognate with West Flemish schote ‘young piglet’.

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shoat (plural shoats)

  1. A young, newly-weaned pig.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 68:
      Why, was not one animal of every kind – a calf, and a lamb, and a filly, and a shote – upon the place marked with little Moses's own brand?
    • 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita:
      There would have been nature studies – a tiger pursuing a bird of paradise, a choking snake sheathing whole the flayed trunk of a shoat.
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Etymology 2Edit

Blend of sheep +‎ goat

NounEdit

shoat (plural shoats)

  1. A geep, a sheep-goat hybrid (whether artificially produced or the result of animals from these species naturally intermating).

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