[ pig-out ]

  1. an instance of overindulging in eating; food binge.

Origin of pig-out

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

Words Nearby pig-out

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How to use pig-out in a sentence

  • An old man, with the stump of a clay pipe in his lips, was turning his pig out to grass as I approached.

    Kilgorman | Talbot Baines Reed
  • A fello what does that is makin a pig out of hisself I think.

    "That's me all over, Mable" | Edward Streeter

British Dictionary definitions for pig out

pig out

  1. (intr, adverb) slang to gorge oneself

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Other Idioms and Phrases with pig-out


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

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