pigskin

[ pig-skin ]
/ ˈpɪgˌskɪn /

noun

the skin of a pig.
leather made from it.
Informal. a saddle.
Informal. a football.

Origin of pigskin

First recorded in 1850–55; pig1 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for pigskin

pigskin

/ (ˈpɪɡˌskɪn) /

noun

the skin of the domestic pig
leather made of this skin
US and Canadian informal a football

adjective

made of pigskin
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Word Origin and History for pigskin

pigskin


n.

"saddle leather," 1855, from pig (n.) + skin (n.). As slang for "football" from 1894.

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