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grumphie

or grumph·y

[ gruhm-fee, groom-pee ]
/ ˈgrʌm fi, ˈgrʊm pi /
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noun Chiefly Scot.

a familiar name for a pig.

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Origin of grumphie

From grumph “to grunt” (imitative) + -ie.Grumphie was first used in print by Robert Burns in 1786
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