Definitions for pigpɪg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pig*pɪg(n.; v.)pigged, pig•ging.

  1. (n.)a young swine of either sex, esp. a domestic hog, Sus scrofa, weighing less than 120 lb. (54 kg).

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. any wild or domestic swine.

  3. the flesh of swine; pork.

  4. a person who is gluttonous, greedy, or slovenly.

  5. Slang: Disparaging.(a contemptuous term used to refer to a police officer.)

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. an oblong mass of metal that has been run while still molten into a mold of sand or the like. one of the molds for such masses of metal. metal in the form of such masses.

    Category: Metallurgy

    Ref: pig iron.

  7. (v.i.)to bring forth pigs; farrow.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  8. pig out,Slang. to overindulge in eating:

    We pigged out on pizza last night.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

* Usage: Definition 6 is used with disparaging intent.

Origin of pig:

1175–1225; ME pigge young pig, of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hog, pig, grunter, squealer, Sus scrofa(noun)

    domestic swine

  2. slob, sloven, pig, slovenly person(noun)

    a coarse obnoxious person

  3. hog, pig(noun)

    a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

  4. bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig(noun)

    uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

  5. pig bed, pig(noun)

    mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

  6. pig(verb)

    a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace

  7. pig, pig it(verb)

    live like a pig, in squalor

  8. devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

  9. farrow, pig(verb)

    give birth

    "sows farrow"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pig(noun)ɪg

    a farm animal with no fur and a flat nose, kept for its meat

  2. pig(verb)ɪg

    to eat a lot at one time

    We pigged out on cake and ice cream.


  1. pig(Noun)

    Any of several mammals of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal Sus scrofa.

    The farmer kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from table scraps and field waste.

  2. pig(Noun)

    (specifically) A young swine, a piglet.

  3. pig(Noun)

    The edible meat of such an animal; pork.

    Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig.

  4. pig(Noun)

    Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.

    You gluttonous pig! Now that you've eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!

  5. pig(Noun)

    A nasty or disgusting person.

    She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.

  6. pig(Noun)

    A dirty or slovenly person.

    He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.

  7. pig(Noun)

    A police officer.

    The protester shouted, u201CDon't give in to the pigs!u201D as he was arrested.

  8. pig(Noun)

    A difficult problem.

    Hrm...this one's a real pig: I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!

  9. pig(Noun)

    A block of cast metal.

  10. pig(Verb)

    to give birth.

    The black sow pigged at seven this morning.

  11. pig(Verb)

    To greedily consume (especially food).

    They were pigging on the free food at the bar.

  12. pig(Noun)

    The mold in which a block of metal is cast.

    The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.

  13. pig(Noun)

    A device for cleaning or inspecting the inside of an oil or gas pipeline, or for separating different substances within the pipeline. Named for the pig-like squealing noise made by their progress.

    Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.

  14. pig(Noun)

    a person who is obese to the extent of resembling a pig (the animal)

  15. pig(Noun)

    a pigeon.

  16. Origin: From pigge, from (attested only in compounds, such as picgbread), pet-form related to bigge, Pugge. Of uncertain origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pig(noun)

    a piggin

  2. Pig(noun)

    the young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog

  3. Pig(noun)

    any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera

  4. Pig(noun)

    an oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine

  5. Pig(noun)

    one who is hoggish; a greedy person

  6. Pig

    to bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow

  7. Pig

    to huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed


  1. Pig

    A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the babirusa and the warthog. Pigs, like all suids, are native to the Eurasian and African continents. Juvenile pigs are known as piglets. Pigs are omnivores and are highly social and intelligent animals.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pig' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3702

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pig' in Nouns Frequency: #1581

Translations for pig

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a kind of farm animal whose flesh is eaten as pork, ham and bacon

He keeps pigs.

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