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Definition of oink

: the natural noise of a hog

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oink intransitive verb

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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, "Ariana Grande May Have Adopted Mac Miller's Dog Myron," 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, "A guide to visiting all of Maryland's minor league ballparks," 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, "15 Interspecies Friendships That Will Bring You Joy," 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, "Ramen or pho? How about both in one bowl? Here’s where to find it," 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, "Baltimore 4-H expo brings an urban vibe to a rural pillar," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of oink

1938, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of oink

: the sound made by a hog or pig

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