piglet

[ pig-lit ]
/ ˈpɪg lɪt /

noun

a little pig.

Nearby words

  1. piggyback,
  2. piggyback car,
  3. piggyback plant,
  4. pigheaded,
  5. pigheadedly,
  6. pigling,
  7. pigmeat,
  8. pigment,
  9. pigment cell,
  10. pigmentary

Origin of piglet

First recorded in 1880–85; pig1 + -let

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British Dictionary definitions for piglet

piglet

/ (ˈpɪɡlɪt) /

noun

a young pig
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Word Origin and History for piglet

piglet

n.

1883, from pig (n.) + diminutive suffix -let. Earlier name for baby pig was farrow.

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