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Noun

Domestic pigs (Sus scrofa)

Singular
pig

Plural
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  1. Any of several mammals of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal Sus scrofa.
    • The farmer kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from table scraps and field waste.
  2. (specifically) A young swine, a piglet.
  3. (uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
    • Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig.
  4. Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.
    • You gluttonous pig! Now that you've eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!
  5. A nasty or disgusting person.
    • She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.
  6. A dirty or slovenly person.
    • He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.
  7. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A police officer.
    • The protester shouted, “Don't give in to the pigs!” as he was arrested.
  8. (informal) A difficult problem.
    • Hrm...this one's a real pig: I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A block of cast metal.
    • The conveyor carried the pigs from the smelter to the freight cars.
    • After the ill-advised trade, the investor was stuck with worthless options for 10,000 tons of iron pig.
  10. The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
    • The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.
  11. (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.
    • Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.

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Verb

Infinitive
to pig

Third person singular
pigs

Simple past
pigged

Past participle
pigged

Present participle
pigging

to pig (third-person singular simple present pigs, present participle pigging, simple past and past participle pigged)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to give birth.
    • The black sow pigged at seven this morning.
  2. To eat greedily (also pig out), or in a noisy or dirty fashion.
    • They were pigging on the free food at the bar.

Danish

Noun

pig

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Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English pig.

Noun

pig

  1. pig

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