a young swine of either sex, especially a domestic hog, Sus scrofa, weighing less than 120 pounds (220 kg)
any wild or domestic swine.
the flesh of swine; pork.
Informal. a person of piggish character, behavior, or habits, as one who is gluttonous, very fat, greedy, selfish, or filthy.
Slang. an immoral woman; prostitute.
Slang: Disparaging. a police officer.
Slang. an extremely rude, ill-mannered person, especially one who is sexist or racist.
Machinery. any tool or device, as a long-handled brush or scraper, used to clear the interior of a pipe or duct.
verb (used with object), pigged, pigging.
to mold (metal) into pigs.
Informal. to eat (something) quickly; gulp:
He pigged three doughnuts and ran off to school.
verb (used without object), pigged, pigging.
to bring forth pigs; farrow.
pig out, Slang. to overindulge in eating:
We pigged out on pizza last night.
on the pig’s back, Australian Slang. in a fortunate position.
noun, Scot. and North England.
an earthenware crock, pot, pitcher, or jar.
potter’s clay; earthenware as a material.
any artiodactyl mammal of the African and Eurasian family Suidae, esp Sus scrofa (domestic pig), typically having a long head with a movable snout, a thick bristle-covered skin, and, in wild species, long curved tusks
a domesticated pig weighing more than 120 pounds (54 kg) related adjective porcine
(informal) a dirty, greedy, or bad-mannered person
the meat of swine; pork
(derogatory) a slang word for policeman
(Brit, informal) something that is difficult or unpleasant
an automated device propelled through a duct or pipeline to clear impediments or check for faults, leaks, etc
a pig in a poke, something bought or received without prior sight or knowledge
(informal) make a pig of oneself, to overindulge oneself
(Irish & NZ) on the pig’s back, successful; established: he’s on the pig’s back now
verb pigs, pigging, pigged
(intransitive) (of a sow) to give birth
(intransitive) (informal) Also pig it. to live in squalor
(transitive) (informal) to devour (food) greedily
probably from Old English *picg, found in compounds, ultimate origin unknown. Originally “young pig” (the word for adults was swine). Apparently related to Low German bigge, Dutch big (“but the phonology is difficult” — OED). The meaning “oblong piece of metal” is first attested 1580s, on the notion of “large mass.” Applied to persons, usually in contempt, since 1540s; the derogatory slang meaning “police officer” has been in underworld slang since at least 1811.
The pigs frisked my panney, and nailed my screws; the officers searched my house, and seized my picklock keys. [“Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence,” London, 1811]
Another Old English word for “pig” was fearh, related to furh “furrow,” from PIE *perk- “dig, furrow” (cf. Latin porc-us “pig,” see pork). “This reflects a widespread IE tendency to name animals from typical attributes or activities” [Lass]. Synonyms grunter, porker are from sailors’ and fishermen’s euphemistic avoidance of uttering the word pig at sea, a superstition perhaps based on the fate of the Gadarene swine, who drowned. The image of a pig in a poke is attested from 1520s (see poke (n.3)). Flying pigs as a type of something unreal is from 1610s.
1670s, “to huddle together,” from pig (n.). Related: Pigged; pigging. To pig out “eat voraciously” attested by 1979.
pig out: When you eat too much, you can say ”I pigged”
blind pig, like pigs in clover, male chauvinist pig, rent-a-pig
[French pee-gal] /French piˈgal/ noun 1. .
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a bed of sand for molding pigs into which molten metal is poured. noun 1. a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
[pig-boht] /ˈpɪgˌboʊt/ noun, Older Slang. 1. a submarine. noun A submarine: the archaic ”pigboat” of the First World War (WWI Navy)
noun, Metallurgy. 1. .