pinguid

[ ping-gwid ]
/ ˈpɪŋ gwɪd /
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adjective

fat; oily.

Nearby words

  1. ping hsin,
  2. ping-pong,
  3. pinger,
  4. pingo,
  5. pinguecula,
  6. pinhead,
  7. pinheaded,
  8. pinhole,
  9. pinhole camera,
  10. pinhole pupil

Origin of pinguid

1625–35; < Latin pingu(is) fat (compare Greek píōn) + -id4

Related formspin·guid·i·ty, noun

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Examples 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 Formspinguidity, noun

Word Origin for pinguid

C17: from Latin pinguis fat, rich

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Word Origin and History for pinguid

pinguid

adj.

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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