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[pig-lit] /ˈpɪg lɪt/
a little pig.
Origin of piglet
First recorded in 1880-85; pig1 + -let Unabridged
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  • Hearing this, Dorothy and the Wizard exchanged startled glances, for they remembered how often Eureka had longed to eat a piglet.

  • Yet her disgrace and death would not bring back the piglet, but only serve to make Dorothy unhappy.

  • "The piglet that belonged to the Princess wore an emerald collar," said Eureka, loudly enough for all to hear.

  • A market woman as unconcernedly dropped some of the same golden fruit within a small pen where a piglet awaited a purchaser.

  • The placid cow chewed calmly on hay, and Joe put the piglet down.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Joe swerved to lock Emma's chickens in their coop and he scooped the piglet up under one arm.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for piglet


a young pig
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for piglet

1883, from pig (n.) + diminutive suffix -let. Earlier name for baby pig was farrow.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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