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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 :  porkb :  pigskin

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

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

  5. 5 slang :  an immoral woman

  6. 6 slang, disparaging :  police officer

piglike

play \ˈpig-ˌlīk\ adjective

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

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Origin and Etymology of pig

Middle English pigge


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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

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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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