swine: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (swīn), [key]
— pl. swine.
- 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.
- the domestic hog, Sus scrofa.
- a coarse, gross, or brutishly sensual person.
- a contemptible person.
- swine (Thesaurus)
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