piggy

or pig·gie

[ pig-ee ]
/ ˈpɪg i /

noun, plural pig·gies.

a small or young pig.

adjective, pig·gi·er, pig·gi·est.

Informal. piggish.
(of a sow) in an advanced state of pregnancy.

Nearby words

  1. pigging string,
  2. piggish,
  3. piggishly,
  4. piggly-wiggly,
  5. piggott,
  6. piggy bank,
  7. piggyback,
  8. piggyback car,
  9. piggyback plant,
  10. pigheaded

Origin of piggy

1790–1800; (def 1) pig1 + -y2; (defs 2, 3) pig1 + -y1

Related formspig·gi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for piggy

piggy

/ (ˈpɪɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a child's word for a pig, esp a piglet
piggy in the middle
  1. a children's game in which one player attempts to retrieve a ball thrown over him or her by at least two other players
  2. a situation in which a person or group is caught up in a disagreement between other people or groups
a child's word for toe or, sometimes, finger

adjective -gier or -giest

another word for piggish
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Word Origin and History for piggy
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