pig out

verb
pigged out; pigging out; pigs out

Definition of pig out

intransitive verb

: to eat greedily : gorge

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Other Words from pig out

pig-out \ ˈpig-​ˌau̇t How to pronounce pig out (audio) \ noun

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Examples of pig out in a Sentence

one holiday when you're expected to pig out on junk food
Recent Examples on the Web The Wolf House begins with a grandfatherly voice-over telling us that, once upon a time, a little German girl named Maria let two pigs out of the colony, then ran out into the woods to chase after them. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Wolf House Is a Stop-Motion Nightmare," 20 May 2020 Meanwhile, in town, revelers dance in the street to live music and pig out on traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine. Washington Post, "Get crowds off your calendar in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 That, and the chance to take the pig out of Iowa for the first time in 20 years, will be more than enough to avoid any sort of hangover. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers football vs. Iowa: How to watch and who has the edge?," 15 Nov. 2019 Your best bet might have been to leave early, take the spouse and the kid to McDonald’s, sit on the hood of your car pigging out in the sunshine, and make a memory. BostonGlobe.com, "Advice: At a party, we were served vegan mystery food," 18 July 2019 Vacationing means chilling out—and for a lot of us, pigging out. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "This Couple Lost a Combined 135 Pounds Together—Here’s How They Stay Healthy on Vacation," 27 June 2018 Witnesses said the teen tried to drag the squealing pig out of a barn using a rope, according to court records. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD teen charged with felony after allegedly shooting pig in head with rifle on school grounds," 4 Feb. 2018 Because Brooklyn pizza favorite Emily crossed the East River: West Villagers could pig out on a cherry-pepper-and-ranch-dressing pie. The Editors, Daily Intelligencer, "Reasons to Love New York," 10 Dec. 2017 Perfect for downward-facing dog -- or pigging out. $49.99. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "The crazy merchandise Cheetos, Coke and KFC and other food companies sell to get attention," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pig out

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pig out was in 1977

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“Pig out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pig%20out. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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