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or piggie

[pig-ee] /ˈpɪg i/
noun, plural piggies.
a small or young pig.
adjective, piggier, piggiest.
Informal. piggish.
(of a sow) in an advanced state of pregnancy.
Origin of piggy
1790-1800; (def 1) pig1 + -y2; (defs 2, 3) pig1 + -y1
Related forms
pigginess, noun Unabridged
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  • The Provost-marshal took the latter in hand willingly, and piggy was brought home in triumph.

  • And Andy trotted off for his piggy bank to contribute his pennies.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • piggy Morris was just lacing his boots previous to going on a huckstering expedition round the neighbouring farms.

    Nestleton Magna J. Jackson Wray
  • Say, Sade, I made a date for dinner this evening with piggy.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • piggy's exhilaration having worn off by this time, he picked up a mussel-shell and threw it at Jimmy's feet.

    The Court of Boyville William Allen White
British Dictionary definitions for piggy


noun (pl) -gies
a child's word for a pig, esp a piglet
piggy in the middle
  1. a children's game in which one player attempts to retrieve a ball thrown over him or her by at least two other players
  2. a situation in which a person or group is caught up in a disagreement between other people or groups
a child's word for toe or, sometimes, finger
adjective -gier, -giest
another word for piggish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for piggy

"resembling a pig," 1841, from pig (n.) + -y (2).


"a little pig," 1799, from pig (n.) + -y (3). Related: Piggies. Piggy bank attested from 1941 (pig bank from 1937).


"a little pig," 1799, from pig (n.) + -y (3). Related: Piggies. Piggy bank attested from 1941 (pig bank from 1937).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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