Pigsney



[pigz-nee] /ˈpɪgz ni/

noun, Obsolete.
1.
a darling.
2.
an eye.
n.

(obsolete), late 14c., endearing form of address to a girl or woman, apparently from Middle English pigges eye, literally “pig’s eye,” with excrescent -n- from min eye, an eye, etc. See OED for explanation of why this might have been felt as a compliment. In a pig’s eye! as an adverse retort is recorded from 1872.

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