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pig-out

[ pig-out ]
/ ˈpɪgˌaʊt /
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noun Slang.

an instance of overindulging in eating; food binge.

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RELATED WORDS

binge, devour, feed, gobble, gorge, gormandize, gulp, guzzle, overeat, scarf, wolf, overindulge, gluttonize, Hoover

Nearby words

pig's ear, pig's ears, pig's fry, pig-headed, pig-jump, pig-out, pig-root, pig-tailed macaque, pigalle, pigboat, pigeon

Origin of pig-out

First recorded in 1975–80; noun use of verb phrase pig out

Definition for pig out (2 of 2)

Origin of pig

1
1175–1225; Middle English pigge young pig, with doubled consonant appropriate to terms for smaller animals (cf. dog, frog1) but with no obvious relations; almost certainly not akin to Low German, Dutch big(ge), Middle Dutch vigghe young pig, which involve further obscurities; if Danish pige, Swedish piga maid, young girl are compared, perhaps < ON word meaning “young, small,” applied in Scand to girls but in OE to swine
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British Dictionary definitions for pig out (1 of 2)

pig out


verb

(intr, adverb) slang to gorge oneself

British Dictionary definitions for pig out (2 of 2)

pig

/ (pɪɡ) /

noun

verb pigs, pigging or pigged

See also pig out

Word Origin for pig

C13 pigge, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with pig out (1 of 2)

pig out


Eat ravenously, gorge oneself, as in The kids pigged out on the candy they had collected on Halloween. [Slang; early 1970s]

Idioms and Phrases with pig out (2 of 2)

pig


In addition to the idioms beginning with pig

  • pig in a poke
  • pig it
  • pig out

also see:

  • in a pig's eye
  • like pigs in clover
  • make a pig of oneself
  • when pigs fly
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