pig

pig
noun
1》 an omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal with sparse bristly hair and a flat snout, kept for its meat. [Sus domesticus.]
    ↘a wild animal related to this; a hog. [Family Suidae.]
    ↘N. Amer. a young pig; a piglet.
2》 informal a greedy, dirty, or unpleasant person.
3》 informal, derogatory a police officer.
4》 an oblong mass of iron or lead from a smelting furnace.
5》 a device which fits snugly inside an oil or gas pipeline and is sent through it to clean or test the inside, or to act as a barrier.
verb (pigs, pigging, pigged)
1》 (often pig out) informal gorge oneself with food.
2》 (often in phr. pig it) informal crowd together with others in disorderly or dirty conditions.
3》 (of a sow) give birth to piglets; farrow.
4》 operate a pig within an oil or gas pipeline.
Phrases
in a pig's eye informal, chiefly N. Amer. expressing scornful disbelief.
make a pig of oneself informal overeat.
make a pig's ear of Brit. informal handle ineptly.
on the pig's back Irish informal living a life of ease and luxury.
a pig in a poke something that is bought or accepted without first being seen or assessed.
a pig of a —— Brit. informal something unpleasant or difficult: I've had a pig of a day.
Derivatives
piglike adjective
pigling noun
Origin
ME: prob. from the first element of OE picbrēd 'acorn', lit. 'pig bread' (i.e. food for pigs).

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  • Pig — Pig, n. [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. p[=i]ka.] 1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. Two pigges in a poke. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any wild species of the genus {Sus}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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