pig·​let | \ ˈpi-glət How to pronounce piglet (audio) \

Definition of piglet

: a small usually young swine

Examples of piglet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But what if a piglet not only sees but understands what the farmer has done to his momma? Tom Shippey, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 The United Kingdom’s National Pig Association reported piglet culls amid the fallout from COVID-19 and Brexit. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 Peppa, the anthropomorphic cartoon piglet who stars on a British series adored by preschoolers, confronted the singer during her appearance on London's Capital FM radio station on Thursday. NBC News, 15 Oct. 2021 Peppa Pig, the anthropomorphic cartoon piglet who stars on a British series adored by preschoolers, typically spends her days jumping in muddy puddles and playing with her teddy bear. NBC News, 3 Sep. 2021 That morning there had been fresher finds, a sick boar piglet that Favre then shot, and what the group assumed to be her siblings and mother, already dead not far away. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2021 The images are a crisp black-and-white, each downy strand of fuzz on each piglet rendered hyper-real and sharp. BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2021 One particularly eventful day sees a piglet get lost in a pile of straw, only to eventually find its way out, and no offense to George Bernard Shaw, but the maxim that there can be no drama without conflict has never felt more false. Jessica Kiang, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 Another supporter piglet carried a noose, an item that was also present at the event. New York Times, 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of piglet

1859, in the meaning defined above

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18 Dec 2021

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“Piglet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piglet. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of piglet

: a baby pig


pig·​let | \ ˈpi-glət How to pronounce piglet (audio) \

Kids Definition of piglet

: a baby pig

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