hog, pig, grunter, squealer, Sus scrofa

(noun) domestic swine


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

bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig

(noun) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

hog, pig

(noun) a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

slob, sloven, pig, slovenly person

(noun) a coarse obnoxious person

farrow, pig

(verb) give birth to (piglets); “sows farrow”

devour, guttle, raven, pig

(verb) eat greedily; “he devoured three sandwiches”

pig, pig it

(verb) live like a pig, in squalor

Source: WordNet® 3.1


PIG (countable and uncountable, plural PIGs)

Persuade, Identify, GOTV, an electoral technique commonly employed in the United Kingdom.

Police in gear.

Acronym of pipe inspection gauge.


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Proper noun


The twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.


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Etymology 1


pig (plural pigs)

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

(specifically) A young swine, a piglet (contrasted with a hog, an adult swine).

(uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.

A light pinkish-red colour, like that of a pig (also called pig pink).

(derogatory, slang) Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.

(derogatory, slang) A lecherous or sexist man.

(derogatory, slang) A dirty or slovenly person.

(derogatory) A very obese person.

(now, chiefly, US, UK, Australia, derogatory, slang) A police officer. [From ante 1785.]

(informal) A difficult problem.

(countable and uncountable) A block of cast metal.

The mold in which a block of metal is cast.

(engineering) 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.

(US, military, slang) The general-purpose M60 machine gun, considered to be heavy and bulky.

(uncountable) A simple dice game in which players roll the dice as many times as they like, either accumulating a greater score or losing previous points gained.


• (mammal of genus Sus): hog, swine, see also pig

• (someone who overeats or eats rapidly): see glutton

• (nasty or disgusting person): see jerk

• (police officer): see police officer

• (fat person): see fat person


• (mammal of genus Sus): boar, herd boar; sow, brood sow; piglet, piggy


pig (third-person singular simple present pigs, present participle pigging, simple past and past participle pigged)

(of swine) to give birth.

(intransitive) To greedily consume (especially food).

(intransitive) To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

(transitive, engineering) To clean (a pipeline) using a pig (the device).

Etymology 2


pig (plural pigs)

(Scottish) earthenware, or an earthenware shard

An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer


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Source: Wiktionary

Pig, n.

Definition: A piggin. [Written also pigg.]

Pig, n. Etym: [Cf. D. big, bigge, LG. bigge, also Dan. pige girl, Sw. piga, Icel. pika.]

1. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog. "Two pigges in a poke." Chaucer.

2. (Zoöl.)

Definition: Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.

3. Etym: [Cf. Sow a channel for melted iron.]

Definition: An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine.

4. One who is hoggish; a greedy person. [Low] Masked pig. (Zoöl.) See under Masked.

– Pig bed (Founding), the bed of sand in which the iron from a smelting furnace is cast into pigs.

– Pig iron, cast iron in pigs, or oblong blocks or bars, as it comes from the smelting furnace. See Pig, 4.

– Pig yoke (Naut.), a nickname for a quadrant or sextant.

– A pig in a poke (that is, bag), a blind bargain; something bought or bargained for, without the quality or the value being known. [Colloq.]

Pig, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pigged; p. pr. & vb. n. Pigging.]

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

2. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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