swine

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noun \ˈswīn\

Definition of swine

plural

swine

  1. 1 :  any of various stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous artiodactyl mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and a long flexible snout; especially :  a domesticated one descended from the wild boar

  2. 2 :  a contemptible person

Examples of swine in a sentence

  1. <you really are a swine—you have no sense of decency at all!>

Origin and Etymology of swine

Middle English, from Old English swīn; akin to Old High German swīn swine, Latin sus — more at sow


First Known Use: before 12th century



SWINE Defined for English Language Learners

swine

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noun \ˈswīn\

Definition of swine for English Language Learners

  • : a very bad person


SWINE Defined for Kids

swine

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noun \ˈswīn\

Definition of swine for Students

plural

swine

  1. :  a wild or domestic pig


Medical Dictionary

swine

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noun \ˈswīn\

Medical Definition of swine

  1. :  any of various stout-bodied short-legged mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and a long mobile snout; especially :  a domesticated member of a species (Sus scrofa) that occurs wild in the Old World



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