Pigskin



[pig-skin] /ˈpɪgˌskɪn/

noun
1.
the of a .
2.
leather made from it.
3.
Informal. a saddle.
4.
Informal. a football.
/ˈpɪɡˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the skin of the domestic pig
2.
leather made of this skin
3.
(US & Canadian, informal) a football
adjective
4.
made of pigskin
n.

“saddle leather,” 1855, from pig (n.) + skin (n.). As slang for “football” from 1894.

verb phrase

To give someone bribe money, blackmail money, or the like: We’ll have to pay them off handsomely to keep quiet (1930+ Underworld)

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