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[pig-ish] /ˈpɪg ɪʃ/

resembling a , especially in being slovenly, greedy, or gluttonous:
piggish table manners.
(of food portions) indecently large.
like a pig, esp in appetite or manners
(informal, mainly Brit) obstinate or mean

1792, from pig (n.) + -ish. Until 20c. usually “stubborn, selfish; unclean, coarse;” association with greedy eating is more recent. Related: Piggishly; piggishness.


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