pig NOUN 1) a domesticated mammal with sparse bristly hair and a flat snout, kept for its meat. 2) a wild animal related to the domestic pig. 3) informal a greedy, dirty, or unpleasant person. 4) informal, derogatory a police officer. 5) an oblong mass of iron or lead from a smelting furnace.
VERB (pigged, pigging) informal gorge oneself with food.
make a pig of oneself — Cf. ↑make a pig of oneself
make a pig's ear of — Cf. ↑make a pig's ear of
a pig in a poke — Cf. ↑a pig in a poke
DERIVATIVES piglet noun.
ORIGIN probably from the first part of an Old English word meaning 'acorn' or 'pig bread' (i.e. food for pigs).

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