verb (used without object)

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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British Dictionary definitions for oink



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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