swine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (swīn), [key]
— pl. swine.
  1. any stout, cloven-hoofed artiodactyl of the Old World family Suidae, having a thick hide sparsely covered with coarse hair, a disklike snout, and an often short, tasseled tail: now of worldwide distribution and hunted or raised for its meat and other products. Cf.
  2. the domestic hog, Sus scrofa.
  3. a coarse, gross, or brutishly sensual person.
  4. a contemptible person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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