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piglet

[pig-lit]
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noun
  1. a little pig.
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Origin of piglet

First recorded in 1880–85; pig1 + -let
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Related Words

hog, swine, boar, piglet, school, brood, family, progeny, young, puppies, sow, porker, shoat, piggy, razorback, warthog, porky

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  • Hearing this, Dorothy and the Wizard exchanged startled glances, for they remembered how often Eureka had longed to eat a piglet.

  • Yet her disgrace and death would not bring back the piglet, but only serve to make Dorothy unhappy.

  • "The piglet that belonged to the Princess wore an emerald collar," said Eureka, loudly enough for all to hear.

  • A market woman as unconcernedly dropped some of the same golden fruit within a small pen where a piglet awaited a purchaser.

  • The placid cow chewed calmly on hay, and Joe put the piglet down.

    The Lost Wagon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard


British Dictionary definitions for piglet

piglet

noun
  1. a young pig
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Word Origin and History for piglet

n.

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

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