a pig in a poke

Definition of a pig in a poke

old-fashioned

  1. :  something usually of poor quality that someone buys or accepts without knowing much about it

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a wild or domesicated swine regardless of age or weight

    :  pork

  1. :  farrow

    :  to live like a pig

    :  farrow

pokeplay
  1. :  bag, sack

    :  wallet

    :  purse

  1. :  prod, jab

    :  to urge or stir by prodding or jabbing

    :  to cause to prod :  thrust

  1. :  a quick thrust :  jab

    :  a blow with the fist :  punch

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

  1. :  pokeweed


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