a pig in a poke

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a pig in a poke

old-fashioned
: something usually of poor quality that someone buys or accepts without knowing much about it

Word by Word Definitions

pig play
  1. : a young domesticated swine usually weighing less than 120 pounds (50 kilograms) — compare hog 1a

  2. : a wild or domesicated swine regardless of age or weight

  3. : pork

  1. : farrow

  2. : to live like a pig

  3. : farrow

poke play
  1. : bag, sack

  2. : wallet

  3. : purse

  1. : prod, jab

  2. : to urge or stir by prodding or jabbing

  3. : to cause to prod : thrust

  1. : a quick thrust : jab

  2. : a blow with the fist : punch

  3. : a projecting brim on the front of a woman's bonnet

  1. : pokeweed


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