Pronounced: SEE-zin, noun
Notes: Learning this word was an aggravating or humiliating experience
The word shoat is
- a young, weaned pig
- the offspring of a geep (a goat and sheep cross)
This is an old word; going back to the late 1300s to early 1400s
Background / Comments
I am pretty sure that I have run across this word used in the first definition above; I had no idea of the second definition. Our word came from Middle English shote, which is cognate with the Dutch word schote.