pinguid

[ ping-gwid ]
/ ˈpɪŋ gwɪd /

adjective

fat; oily.

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Origin of pinguid

First recorded in 1625–35; from Latin pingu(is) “fat, rich, fertile” + -id4

OTHER WORDS FROM pinguid

pin·guid·i·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pinguid

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

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

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

    The Bunsby papers|John Brougham

British Dictionary definitions for pinguid

pinguid
/ (ˈpɪŋɡwɪd) /

adjective

fatty, oily, or greasy; soapy

Derived forms of pinguid

pinguidity, noun

Word Origin for pinguid

C17: from Latin pinguis fat, rich
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