Definition of porcine
: of, relating to, or suggesting swine : piggish
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Pigs are rarely given credit for their high intelligence or their friendliness as pets, but instead are mocked for their habit of cooling themselves in mud puddles and the aggressive way they often go after food. While porcine isn't as negative a term as swinish, it may describe things that are fat, greedy, pushy, or generally piggish—but primarily fat. Porky Pig and Miss Piggy aren't particularly porcine in their behavior, only in their appearance—that is, pink and pudgy.
Origin and Etymology of porcine
Latin porcinus, from porcus pig — more at farrow
First Known Use: circa 1656
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Definition of porcine for English Language Learners
: of, relating to, or like a pig
Medical Definition of porcine
: of or derived from swine <porcine heterografts>
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