piggy

adjective
pig·​gy | \ ˈpi-gē How to pronounce piggy (audio) \
piggier; piggiest

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Thanks to Laura Anderson, founder of NY Teacup Pigs, a company that breeds and sells true teacup pigs, and hosts piggy parties for anyone one else who isn't ready for the commitment of raising a pig themselves. Mariah Smith, refinery29.com, "Dog Party Planners & Bridesmaids For Hire: Meet The Operators Of The Millennial Experience Economy," 10 June 2019 In another, Reese and Nicole are piggy-back hugging. Hilary Weaver, Vanities, "If Shailene Woodley Went Bowling with Meryl Streep, Maybe Someday We Can, Too," 4 June 2018 Have dreams of bringing your little piggy home and snuggling on the couch or playing fetch together? Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "8 Things You Need To Know Before You Adopt A Mini Pig," 30 Sep. 2016 The police and power authorities are piggy-backing on the observatory’s radio repeaters. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "Good news earthlings! Puerto Rico telescope still guarding the galaxy despite Maria," 23 Oct. 2017 Its ingredients include apple cider, Dijon mustard, simple syrup and bourbon over ice with a piggy wing garnish. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "5 things to know heading into Epcot International Food & Wine Festival," 16 Aug. 2017 Between Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. Residence entered through a window; Amazon Echo, Halo figure, piggy bank and Swiss Army watch stolen. baltimoresun.com, "Crime log," 11 Aug. 2017 Keep the piggy bank locked away tightly except for absolute necessities. Jeraldine Saunders, The Mercury News, "Horoscope: April 19, 2017," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of piggy

1839, in the meaning defined above

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