pig out

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

Synonyms for pig out


gorge, gormandize, overeat, swill

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Examples of pig out in a Sentence

one holiday when you're expected to pig out on junk food

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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 Consider his refusal to give candy to teenagers trick-or-treating out of costume, or his anger at Christian Slater for pigging out on the caviar at Mary Steenburgen’s anniversary party. Meredith Blake, latimes.com, "'Curb Your Enthusiasm' is back and so is Larry David, TV's greatest philosopher," 29 Sep. 2017 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, "Check Out This Awesome Trilobite Corn Maze," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pig out

1977, in the meaning defined above

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