Piggy



[pig-ee] /ˈpɪg i/

noun, plural piggies.
1.
a small or young .
adjective, piggier, piggiest.
2.
Informal. .
3.
(of a sow) in an advanced state of pregnancy.
/ˈpɪɡɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
a child’s word for a pig, esp a piglet
2.
piggy in the middle

3.
a child’s word for toe or, sometimes, finger
adjective -gier, -giest
4.
another word for piggish
adj.

“resembling a pig,” 1841, from pig (n.) + -y (2).
n.

“a little pig,” 1799, from pig (n.) + -y (3). Related: Piggies. Piggy bank attested from 1941 (pig bank from 1937).

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