- of or relating to swine.
- resembling swine; hoggish; piggish.
Origin of porcine
Examples from the Web for porcine
Contemporary Examples of porcine
I actually do think Chris Christine is too porcine to be elected president.The Christie Girth
December 14, 2012
Historical Examples of porcine
Demming closed his eyes in his porcine manner and grunted, "Tell him."Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Arrived at the place, he observed that numbers of his porcine family were there before him.The Hot Swamp
Every house here had a colony of the porcine family in its yard.Kensington, Notting Hill, and Paddington
An Old Inhabitant
Unworthiness doesn't, I hope, consign us to the porcine category.Tante
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
On his return Greybrush found the passage littered with moss and leaves, while porcine snoring resounded throughout the earth.Lives of the Fur Folk
M. D. Haviland
- of, connected with, or characteristic of pigs
Word Origin for porcine
Word Origin and History for porcine
early 15c., "pertaining to swine; swinish," from Old French porcin or directly from Latin porcinus "of a hog," from porcus "hog, pig" (see pork (n.)).
- Relating to or resembling pigs.