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piggish

[pig-ish]
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adjective
  1. resembling a pig, especially in being slovenly, greedy, or gluttonous: piggish table manners.
  2. (of food portions) indecently large.
  3. stubborn.
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Origin of piggish

First recorded in 1810–20; pig1 + -ish1
Related formspig·gish·ly, adverbpig·gish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for piggish

piggish

adjective
  1. like a pig, esp in appetite or manners
  2. informal, mainly British obstinate or mean
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Derived Formspiggishly, adverbpiggishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for piggish

adj.

1792, from pig (n.) + -ish. Until 20c. usually "stubborn, selfish; unclean, coarse;" association with greedy eating is more recent. Related: Piggishly; piggishness.

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