- 1(also hog) an animal with pink, black, or brown skin, short legs, a broad nose, and a short tail which curls around itself. Pigs are kept on farms for their meat (calledpork) or live in the wild a pig farmer Pigs were grunting and squealing in the yard. see also boar, guinea pig, piglet, sow2, swine
- 2 (informal) (disapproving) an unpleasant or offensive person; a person who is dirty or greedy Arrogant pig! Don't be such a pig! The greedy pig's eaten all the cookies! She made a pig of herself with the ice cream (= ate too much). He's a real male chauvinist pig (= a man who does not think women are equal to men).
- 3 (slang) an offensive word for a police officer Idioms
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if you buy a pig in a poke, you buy something without seeing it or knowing if it is good enough Buying from a catalog can mean buying a pig in a poke.
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used to show that you do not believe something will ever happen “With any luck, we'll be finished tomorrow.” “Yeah, when pigs fly!”
when pigs fly (ironic) (saying)jump to other results