Pigs

[ pigz ]
/ pɪgz /

noun

Bay of. Bay of Pigs.

Definition for pigs (2 of 3)

Origin of pig

1
1175–1225; Middle English pigge young pig, with doubled consonant appropriate to terms for smaller animals (cf. dog, frog1) but with no obvious relations; almost certainly not akin to Low German, Dutch big(ge), Middle Dutch vigghe young pig, which involve further obscurities; if Danish pige, Swedish piga maid, young girl are compared, perhaps < ON word meaning “young, small,” applied in Scand to girls but in OE to swine

Definition for pigs (3 of 3)

pig

2
[ pig ]
/ pɪg /

noun Scot. and North England.

an earthenware crock, pot, pitcher, or jar.
potter's clay; earthenware as a material.

Origin of pig

2
1400–50; late Middle English pygg < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for pigs (1 of 3)

pigs

/ (pɪɡz) /

interjection

Australian slang an expression of derision or disagreementAlso: pig's arse, pig's bum

British Dictionary definitions for pigs (2 of 3)

Pigs

/ (pɪɡz) /

noun

Bay of Pigs See Bay of Pigs

British Dictionary definitions for pigs (3 of 3)

pig

/ (pɪɡ) /

noun

verb pigs, pigging or pigged

See also pig out

Word Origin for pig

C13 pigge, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with pigs

pig


In addition to the idioms beginning with pig

  • pig in a poke
  • pig it
  • pig out

also see:

  • in a pig's eye
  • like pigs in clover
  • make a pig of oneself
  • when pigs fly
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