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

n stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

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Sus scrofa, grunter, hog, pig, squealer
domestic swine
an uncastrated male hog
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
African wild swine with warty protuberances on the face and large protruding tusks
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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