pig out

verb
pigged out; pigging out; pigs out

Definition of pig out

intransitive verb

: to eat greedily : gorge

Other Words from pig out

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

Synonyms for pig out

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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 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

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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 4 Jul. 2022.

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