Meaning of pig


Pronunciation: (pig), [key]
— n., v., pigged, pig•ging.
  1. a young swine of either sex, esp. a domestic hog, Sus scrofa, weighing less than 120 lb. (220 kg.)
  2. any wild or domestic swine.
  3. the flesh of swine; pork.
  4. a person of piglike character, behavior, or habits, as one who is gluttonous, very fat, greedy, selfish, or filthy.
  5. a slatternly, sluttish woman.
  6. a police officer.
  7. any tool or device, as a long-handled brush or scraper, used to clear the interior of a pipe or duct.
    1. an oblong mass of metal that has been run while still molten into a mold of sand or the like, esp. such a mass of iron from a blast furnace.
    2. one of the molds for such masses of metal.
    3. metal in the form of such masses.
    4. pig iron.
  8. in a fortunate position.
  1. to mold (metal) into pigs.
  2. to eat (something) quickly; gulp: He pigged three doughnuts and ran off to school.
  1. to bring forth pigs; farrow.
    1. to live like a pig, esp. in dirt.
    2. to lead a disorganized, makeshift life; live without plan or pattern.
  2. to overindulge in eating: We pigged out on pizza last night.


Pronunciation: (pig), [key]
— n. Scot. and North Eng.
  1. an earthenware crock, pot, pitcher, or jar.
  2. potter's clay; earthenware as a material.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • pig (Thesaurus)