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swine

noun \ˈswīn\

: a very bad person

plural swine

Full Definition of SWINE

1
:  any of various stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous artiodactyl mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and a long flexible snout; especially :  a domesticated one descended from the wild boar
2
:  a contemptible person
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Examples of SWINE

  1. <you really are a swine—you have no sense of decency at all!>

Origin of SWINE

Middle English, from Old English swīn; akin to Old High German swīn swine, Latin sus — more at sow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to SWINE

SWINE Defined for Kids

swine

noun \ˈswīn\
plural swine

Definition of SWINE for Kids

:  a wild or domestic pig
Medical Dictionary

swine

noun \ˈswīn\

Medical Definition of SWINE

:  any of various stout-bodied short-legged mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and a long mobile snout; especially :  a domesticated member of a species (Sus scrofa) that occurs wild in the Old World
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