- fat; oily.
Origin of pinguid
1625–35; < Latin pingu(is) fat (compare Greek píōn) + -id4
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Examples from the Web for pinguid
Peter was pinguid, plump, and plethoric—she was thin to attenuation.The Bunsby papers
Galen (whoſe beloved Sallet it was) from its pinguid, ſubdulcid and agreeable Nature, ſays it breeds the moſt laudable Blood.Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets
They thrive (as we said) in the most sterile places, yet will grow in better, but not in over-rich, and pinguid.Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)
- fatty, oily, or greasy; soapy
C17: from Latin pinguis fat, rich
Word Origin and History for pinguid
1630s, from Latin pinguis "fat (adj.), juicy," figuratively "dull, gross, heavy; comfortable," from stem of pinguere, from PIE *pei- "fat, sap, juice" (see pine (n.)).
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