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pig

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noun, often attributive \ˈpig\

Definition of pig

  1. 1 a :  a young domesticated swine not yet sexually mature; broadly :  a wild or domestic swine b :  an animal related to or resembling the pig

  2. 2 a :  pork b :  the dressed carcass of a young swine weighing less than 130 pounds (60 kilograms) c :  pigskin

  3. 3 :  a dirty, gluttonous, or repulsive person

  4. 4 :  a crude casting of metal (as iron)

  5. 5 slang :  an immoral woman

  6. 6 slang usually disparaging :  police officer

piglike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective


Examples of pig in a sentence

  1. Don't be a pig. Say excuse me after you burp.

  2. <all-you-can-eat buffets seem to encourage some people to become shameless pigs>



Origin and Etymology of pig

Middle English pigge


First Known Use: 13th century


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pig

verb

Definition of pig

pigged

pigging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  farrow

  3. 2 :  to live like a pig <pig it>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  farrow



15th Century

First Known Use of pig

15th century

Rhymes with pig



PIG Defined for Kids

pig

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noun \ˈpig\

Definition of pig for Students

  1. 1 :  a hoofed stout-bodied animal with a short tail and legs, thick bristly skin, and a long flattened snout

  2. 2 :  a domestic pig developed from the wild boar and raised for meat

  3. 3 :  a person who has a disagreeable or offensive habit or behavior (as being dirty, rude, or greedy)

  4. 4 :  a metal cast (as of iron) poured directly from the smelting furnace into a mold





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