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."

Primary Meanings of pig

1.
nv
domestic swine
give birth
2.
n
a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
3.
n
uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
Full Definitions of pig
1

n domestic swine

Synonyms:
Sus scrofa, grunter, hog, squealer
Types:
porker
a pig fattened to provide meat
Type of:
swine
stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

n a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

Synonyms:
hog
Type of:
selfish person
a person who is unusually selfish

n a coarse obnoxious person

Synonyms:
slob, sloven, slovenly person
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)

v give birth

Synonyms:
farrow
Type of:
bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have
cause to be born

v live like a pig, in squalor

Synonyms:
pig it
Type of:
live
lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

v eat greedily

Synonyms:
devour, guttle, raven
Type of:
eat
take in solid food
2

n a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace

Type of:
block of metal, ingot, metal bar
metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling

n mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

Synonyms:
pig bed
Type of:
cast, mold, mould
container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
3

n uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Synonyms:
bull, cop, copper, fuzz
Type of:
officer, police officer, policeman
a member of a police force

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