swine

A swine is a pig or a big ol’ nasty hog. Swine have short legs, thick bodies, and they eat just about anything. If someone acts like a pig, call him a swine.

Although it’s old fashioned, the word swine comes in handy if you need another word for hog, like if you’re really into writing poems about pigs. Swine — which is also the plural form, like fish — are common farm animals. Some are eaten as bacon, some are kept as pets. Swine themselves are omnivorous, so they'll eat meat, vegetables, or, well, garbage.

Definitions of swine
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n stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

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Sus scrofa, grunter, hog, pig, squealer
domestic swine
boar
an uncastrated male hog
sow
an adult female hog
razorback, razorback hog, razorbacked hog
a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States
Sus scrofa, boar, wild boar
Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
Babyrousa Babyrussa, babiroussa, babirusa, babirussa
Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth
warthog
African wild swine with warty protuberances on the face and large protruding tusks
porker
a pig fattened to provide meat
Type of:
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate
placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot

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