pig

pig
pig1 S2 [pıg] n
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1¦(animal)¦
2¦(person)¦
3¦(police)¦
4 a pig (of a something)
5 make a pig's ear of something
6 in a pig's eye
7 pig in a poke
8 pigs might fly
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[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English picga]
1.) ¦(ANIMAL)¦
a farm animal with short legs, a fat body, and a curved tail. Pigs are kept for their meat, which includes ↑pork, ↑bacon and ↑ham
American Equivalent: hog
He kept pigs and poultry.
2.) ¦(PERSON)¦
spoken
a) someone who eats too much or eats more than their share
You greedy pig , you ate all the candy!
I made a bit of a pig of myself (=ate too much) at dinner.
b) someone who is unpleasant in some way, for example unkind or very untidy
They live like pigs in that house over the road.
You can tell him from me he's an ignorant pig.
(male) chauvinist pig
(=a man who thinks women are not equal to men)
3.) ¦(POLICE)¦
taboo informal an offensive word for a police officer. Do not use this word.
4.) a pig (of a sth)
BrE spoken something that is very difficult or unpleasant to do
They're improving, and they're a pig of a team to beat.
5.) make a pig's ear of sth
BrE spoken to do something very badly
Someone's made a right pig's ear of these repairs.
6.) in a pig's eye
AmE spoken informal used to show that you do not believe what someone is saying
7.) pig in a poke
spoken something you bought without seeing it first and that is not as good or valuable as you expected
What if the car you buy turns out to be a pig in a poke ?
8.) pigs might fly
spoken used to say that you do not think something will happen
'Someone might have handed in your pass.' 'Yes, and pigs might fly.'
pig 2
pig2 v past tense and past participle pigged present participle pigging
pig out phr v
informal to eat a lot of food all at once
pig out on
I found Sam in front of the TV, pigging out on pizza and fries.

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