pig out


pigged out; pigging out; pigs out

intransitive verb

: to eat greedily : gorge
pig-out noun

Examples of pig out in a Sentence

one holiday when you're expected to pig out on junk food
Recent Examples on the Web With a string tied around the pig’s hoof, a man tugged the pig out of the truck, using his whole body weight to drag it through the streets. Selina Wang, CNN, 27 Jan. 2023 These buffets were loss leaders offered by casinos to entice patrons to gamble before or after their pig out. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2022 Senator Joni Ernst and Tom Schatz warned about the return of earmarks: Congress isn’t even waiting to lift the decade-long moratorium on earmarking before starting to pig out. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 6 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, in town, revelers dance in the street to live music and pig out on traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine. Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2020 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, 18 July 2019 Vacationing means chilling out—and for a lot of us, pigging out. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, 27 June 2018 Agritourism is pretty popular right now, with farmers trying to add a little extra cash to their corn cribs by inviting the public to the farm to hang out in pumpkin patches, take haunted hay rides, pick apples, pet goats and pig out on pizza. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 25 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

pig out

pigged out; pigging out
: to eat greedily
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