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

Examples of piggy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just as Henry VIII was immortalized (huge, menacing, thick-necked, pasty-faced and piggy-eyed) by his court painter, Hans Holbein the Younger, might this prove to be a defining image of Elizabeth II half a millennium hence? Nick Glass, CNN, 10 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piggy was in 1839

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“Piggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piggy. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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