long pig

long pig
noun a translation of a term formerly used in some Pacific Islands for human flesh as food.

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  • long pig — “human being eaten as food,” 1848, in a Pacific Islander context: Bau literally stank for many days, human flesh having been cooked in every house, and the entrails thrown outside as food for pigs, or left to putrefy in the sun. The Somosomo… …   Etymology dictionary

  • long pig — long′ pig′ n. ant human flesh as food for cannibals • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • long pig — n. human flesh or a human body as food for cannibals: from the Maori and Polynesian term …   English World dictionary

  • long pig — noun : a human victim of a cannibal feast * * * (among the Maori and Polynesian peoples) human flesh as food for cannibals. [1850 55] * * * long pig noun (old) Human flesh as food for cannibals • • • Main Entry: ↑long * * * long pig, a human body …   Useful english dictionary

  • long pig —    human flesh    The flesh of the human and the pig have a similar taste:     The Fijian s chief table luxury was human flesh, euphemistically called by him long pig . (Theroux, 1992) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • long pig — noun Human flesh used by cannibals as meat. As a long pig! I exclaimed in surprise; why what does he mean by that? He means somethin very unpleasant, answered Bill with a frown …   Wiktionary

  • long pig — /lɒŋ ˈpɪg/ (say long pig) noun human flesh, as formerly eaten by certain cannibalistic Polynesian peoples. {translation from a Polynesian language} …  

  • long pig — (among the Maori and Polynesian peoples) human flesh as food for cannibals. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Long-tailed Goral — Long tailed Goral[1] Long tailed Goral at Saint Louis Zoo Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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