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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.
(Austral, slang) an expression of derision or disagreement Also pig’s arse, pig’s bum
Bay of Pigs, See Bay of Pigs
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
passive infrared guidance system
plural noun, singular pig in a blanket. 1. frankfurters or small sausages wrapped in dough and baked or broiled. 2. oysters, chicken livers, etc., wrapped in bacon, skewered, and broiled or sautéed.
[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.) […]
[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 […]
[pig-stik] /ˈpɪgˌstɪk/ verb (used without object) 1. to hunt for wild boar, usually on horseback and using a spear. /ˈpɪɡˌstɪk/ verb 1. (intransitive) (esp in India) to hunt and spear wild boar, esp from horseback