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

Definition of piggy

Examples of piggy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Casinos -- and the banks that serve them -- have been swept up in the national coin shortage, leaving many gambling venues begging customers to bring in their piggy banks and jars of change. Jennifer Surane, Bloomberg.com, "America’s Casinos Are Desperate for More Quarters," 4 Sep. 2020 Car cup holders, sofa cushions, piggy banks and maybe even wallets laden with pocket change are fueling the nation’s great coin debacle. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "A penny pinch: How America fell into a great coin shortage," 1 Sep. 2020 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 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

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First Known Use of piggy

1839, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Piggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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