pig·​gish | \ ˈpi-gish How to pronounce piggish (audio) \

Definition of piggish

1 : of, relating to, or suggestive of a pig a piggish snort
2 : having qualities associated with a pig

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Other Words from piggish

piggishly adverb
piggishness noun

Examples of piggish in a Sentence

a piggish demand for more money He has a piggish attitude toward women.

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In Moore’s telling, that gaze is inseparable from the piggish entitlement of catcallers and casting-couch creeps. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Cruising in the Age of Consent," 19 June 2019 The most famous figure to fall has been Mr. Batali, the celebrity chef who was the subject of several published reports in December alleging behavior that ran the gamut from piggish to coercive. Kim Severson, New York Times, "After the Apologies, Restaurants Struggle to Change," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of piggish

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of piggish

chiefly US, informal + disapproving : greedy, offensive, or unpleasant

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