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Definition of oink

: the natural noise of a hog

Other Words from oink

oink intransitive verb

Examples of oink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a focus toward fresh and local, the menu at downtown’s West Table Kitchen and Bar changes daily, but expect some sort of moo, cluck, swish or oink, including ribeye, duck, trout or pork chop. Mary Ann Anderson, Twin Cities, 20 July 2019 A few weeks ago, a tiny baby pig suddenly started popping up in her Instagram Stories, making adorable mini oinks and getting cozy on her bed. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, 25 Sep. 2018 Among the new offerings: the Oink Cluck Moo, a combination beef hot dog (the moo), chicken fingers (the cluck) and pulled pork (the oink). Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, 10 July 2018 Even though Laura the piglet speaks in oinks and Marina in meows, the two have formed a sweet and inseparable bond. Maria Yagoda, PEOPLE.com, 8 June 2018 For two months, his cooks tinkered to find the right balance so that the bowl still had the DNA of pho but with some oink. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, 22 May 2017 Not an oink or a moo could be heard as Baltimore's 4-H program gathered Saturday for its annual expo just blocks from Mondawmin Mall. Michael Dresser, baltimoresun.com, 20 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of oink

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Oink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oink. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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