- to make the characteristic sound of a pig; grunt.
- the squealing or grunting sound made by a pig.
Origin of oink
First recorded in 1940–45; imitative
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- an imitation or representation of the grunt of a pig
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Word Origin and History for oink
"to make a noise like a pig," 1965, of imitative origin.
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