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  1. stupidly obstinate; stubborn: pigheaded resistance.
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Origin of pigheaded

1610–20; pig1 + -headed
Related formspig·head·ed·ly, adverbpig·head·ed·ness, noun


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  • He could be pigheaded at times, but his sense of justice was as keen as a whip.

    The Man the Martians Made

    Frank Belknap Long

  • There was nobody that he respected more than that pigheaded Peter.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories

    Edward William Thomson

  • Are 262 you going to unload a lot more on her just because you want to be pigheaded.

    Crooked Trails and Straight

    William MacLeod Raine

  • No idea that he had ever been pigheaded and wrong had ever been driven into his dull brain.

    True to His Home

    Hezekiah Butterworth

  • Oh, pigheaded is a better word, at times, if you insist on the truth!

Word Origin and History for pigheaded


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

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