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[pig-hed-id] /ˈpɪgˌhɛd ɪd/
stupidly obstinate; stubborn:
pigheaded resistance.
Origin of pigheaded
1610-20; pig1 + -headed
Related forms
pigheadedly, adverb
pigheadedness, noun
bullheaded, mulish. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for pig-headed
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  • If he isn't quite so bright, they call him soft-headed; if he won't be coaxed nor turned, they call him pig-headed.

    The William Henry Letters Abby Morton Diaz
  • He knew this was either merciless sarcasm or the most pig-headed bigotry.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • You've been a pretty good boy; stubborn and pig-headed sometimes, but, take you by and large, pretty good.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He had a will of his own; and he was obstinate, mulish, pig-headed.

    Breaking Away Oliver Optic
  • He persuaded all who were present, with the exception of Mr. Short-Sight, a pig-headed man who reasoned falsely.

  • The trouble with Steve is that he's pig-headed or something.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • "pig-headed Yankee," commented the Mexican who had first spoken.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
  • But there—I've said all I could, and if you will be pig-headed, you must.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • She had brought herself to admit the pig-headed man, with limitations.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • “You know how pig-headed Hank Lawson always is,” he told his chum.

British Dictionary definitions for pig-headed


stupidly stubborn
Derived Forms
pig-headedly, adverb
pig-headedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pig-headed



also pig-headed, see pig (n.) + headed. Usually, but not always, figurative.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pig-headed



Stubborn; stupidly obstinate (1620+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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