Origin of pinguid

1625–35; < Latin pingu(is) fat (compare Greek píōn) + -id4
Related formspin·guid·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pinguid

Historical Examples of pinguid

  • Peter was pinguid, plump, and plethoric—she was thin to attenuation.

    The Bunsby papers

    John Brougham

  • Galen (whoſe beloved Sallet it was) from its pinguid, ſubdulcid and agreeable Nature, ſays it breeds the moſt laudable Blood.

  • They thrive (as we said) in the most sterile places, yet will grow in better, but not in over-rich, and pinguid.

British Dictionary definitions for pinguid


  1. fatty, oily, or greasy; soapy
Derived Formspinguidity, noun

Word Origin for pinguid

C17: from Latin pinguis fat, rich
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Word Origin and History for pinguid

1630s, from Latin pinguis "fat (adj.), juicy," figuratively "dull, gross, heavy; comfortable," from stem of pinguere, from PIE *pei- "fat, sap, juice" (see pine (n.)).

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