pigheaded

[ pig-hed-id ]
/ ˈpɪgˌhɛd ɪd /

adjective

stupidly obstinate; stubborn: pigheaded resistance.

Nearby words

  1. piggy,
  2. piggy bank,
  3. piggyback,
  4. piggyback car,
  5. piggyback plant,
  6. pigheadedly,
  7. piglet,
  8. pigling,
  9. pigmeat,
  10. pigment

Origin of pigheaded

1610–20; pig1 + -headed

Related formspig·head·ed·ly, adverbpig·head·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pig-headed

pig-headed

adjective

stupidly stubborn
Derived Formspig-headedly, adverbpig-headedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for pig-headed

pigheaded

adj.

also pig-headed, see pig (n.) + headed. Usually, but not always, figurative.

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