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Definition of "pig" []

  • Any of several mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, cloven hooves, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, especially the domesticated hog, Sus scrofa domesticus, when young or of comparatively small size. (noun)
  • The edible parts of one of these mammals. (noun)
  • Informal A person regarded as being piglike, greedy, or gross. (noun)
  • A crude block of metal, chiefly iron or lead, poured from a smelting furnace. (noun)
  • A mold in which such metal is cast. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pig" in a sentence
  • "A guinea pig is the main character in this book about how a child feels when they are away from the ones they love."
  • "His explanation was that a pig is a foul beast that roots in the soil for its food, making the beast more prone to parasitic infection (s)."
  • "Emanual, Axelrod, Jarrett,, a pig is a pig no matter what the name ..."