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pig

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noun, often attributive \ˈpig\

Definition of pig

  1. 1a :  a young domesticated swine usually weighing less than 120 pounds (50 kilograms) — compare hog 1ab :  a wild or domesicated swine regardless of age or weight

  2. 2a :  pork

  3. b :  pigskin

  4. 3 :  a dirty, gluttonous, or repulsive person

  5. 4 :  a crude casting of metal (as iron)

  6. 5 slang :  an immoral woman

  7. 6 slang, disparaging :  police officer

piglike

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Examples of pig in a sentence

  1. Don't be a pig. Say excuse me after you burp.

  2. <all-you-can-eat buffets seem to encourage some people to become shameless pigs>

Origin and Etymology of pig

Middle English pigge


First Known Use: 13th century


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pig

verb

Definition of pig

pigged

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pigging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  farrow

  3. 2 :  to live like a pig <pig it>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  farrow

15th Century

First Known Use of pig

15th century



PIG Defined for Kids

pig

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noun \ˈpig\

Definition of pig for Students

  1. 1 :  a hoofed stout-bodied animal with a short tail and legs, thick bristly skin, and a long flattened snout

  2. 2 :  a domestic pig developed from the wild boar and raised for meat

  3. 3 :  a person who has a disagreeable or offensive habit or behavior (as being dirty, rude, or greedy)

  4. 4 :  a metal cast (as of iron) poured directly from the smelting furnace into a mold



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