[ pig-hed-id ]
/ ˈpɪgˌhɛd ɪd /


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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Examples from the Web for pigheadedness

  • You know, Underhill, confidence and pigheadedness are not even connected by marriage; much less are they blood relations.

    L. P. M.|J. Stewart Barney
  • Oh, you've got some of the old man's pigheadedness, have you?

    The Colossus|Opie Read
  • Call it my pigheadedness if you like; I can't very well object to anything you call me; but I won't come.

    The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
  • Bixler had none of the bluntness, the pigheadedness, the brutality of this—but then, there was no comparing the two.

Word Origin and History for pigheadedness



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

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