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Definition of "swine" []

  • Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae, including pigs, hogs, and boars, having a stout body with thick skin, a short neck, and a movable snout. (noun)
  • A person regarded as brutish or contemptible. (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 "swine" in a sentence
  • "The term swine flu hurt the pork industry so much that they pushed for a name change and got it."
  • "Incidentally, the term swine flu which a lot of people use is a misnomer."
  • "The World Health Organization says it's dropping the term swine flu to refer to the virus officially now known as the H1N1 influenza."