pig

Oink. A pig is a farm animal with a curly tail, hooves, floppy ears, and a flat snout for rooting. Cooked pig is popular, but the pig from Charlotte’s Web is saved from becoming bacon by a crafty spider.

Pigs are omnivores — they eat both plants and meat — and on small farms, they're fed kitchen leftovers as well as their basic diet. Their dining habits have given pigs the reputation of being greedy, and led to the informal use of pig to mean "greedy person," and pig out to mean "eat voraciously." Another colloquial meaning of pig, one that's been considered derogatory since it was coined in the nineteenth century, is "police officer."

Definitions of pig
  1. noun
    domestic swine
    synonyms: Sus scrofa, grunter, hog, squealer
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    types:
    porker
    a pig fattened to provide meat
    type of:
    swine
    stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
  2. noun
    a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
    synonyms: hog
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    type of:
    selfish person
    a person who is unusually selfish
  3. noun
    a coarse obnoxious person
    synonyms: slob, sloven, slovenly person
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    types:
    litter lout, litterbug, litterer
    a person who litters public places with refuse
    slattern, slovenly woman, trollop
    a dirty untidy woman
    type of:
    vulgarian
    a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)
  4. verb
    give birth
    synonyms: farrow
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    type of:
    bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have
    cause to be born
  5. verb
    live like a pig, in squalor
    synonyms: pig it
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    type of:
    live
    lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
  6. verb
    eat greedily
    synonyms: devour, guttle, raven, scarf
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    type of:
    eat
    take in solid food
  7. noun
    a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
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    type of:
    block of metal, ingot, metal bar
    metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling
  8. noun
    mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
    synonyms: pig bed
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    type of:
    cast, mold, mould
    container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  9. noun
    uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
    synonyms: bull, cop, copper, fuzz
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    type of:
    officer, police officer, policeman
    a member of a police force
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