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pig·gy

 (pĭg′ē) Informal
n. pl. pig·gies
A little pig.
adj. pig·gi·er, pig·gi·est
Piggish.

piggy

(ˈpɪɡɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Animals) a child's word for a pig, esp a piglet
2. (Games, other than specified) a children's game in which one player attempts to retrieve a ball thrown over him or her by at least two other players
3. a situation in which a person or group is caught up in a disagreement between other people or groups
4. a child's word for toe or, sometimes, finger
adj, -gier or -giest
another word for piggish

pig•gy

or pig•gie

(ˈpɪg i)

n., pl. -gies, n.
1. a small or young pig.
adj.
[1790–1800]
pig′gi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piggy - a young pigpiggy - a young pig        
young mammal - any immature mammal
genus Sus, Sus - type genus of the Suidae
sucking pig - an unweaned piglet
Adj.1.piggy - resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy; "piggish table manners"; "the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father"; "swinish slavering over food"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"
Translations
خِنَّوْصشَبيه بالخِنَّوْص
prasátkoprasečí
grise-øfgris
cocamalacképű
grís, grislingursvínslegur
prasačí
domuz gibidomuz yavrusu

piggy

[ˈpɪgɪ]
A. Ncerdito m, chanchito m (LAm)
to play piggy in the middlejugar al balón prisionero
to be piggy in the middle (= powerless to act, influence) → estar entre dos fuegos
B. ADJ with little piggy eyescon ojos pequeños como de cerdo
C. CPD piggy bank Nhucha f (Sp) (en forma de cerdito), alcancía f (LAm)

piggy

[ˈpɪgi]
ncochon m
adj [eyes] → porcin(e)

piggy

n (baby-talk)Schweinchen nt
adj (+er)
attrSchweins-; piggy eyesSchweinsaugen pl
(inf: = greedy) → verfressen (inf)

pig

(pig) noun
1. a kind of farm animal whose flesh is eaten as pork, ham and bacon. He keeps pigs.
2. an offensive word for an unpleasant, greedy or dirty person. You pig!
ˈpiggyplural ˈpiggies noun
a child's word for a (little) pig.
adjective
like a pig's. piggy eyes.
ˈpiglet (-lit) noun
a baby pig.
piggybackpickabackˌpigˈheaded adjective
stubborn. a pigheaded idiot.
ˌpigˈheadedness noun
ˈpigskin noun, adjective
(of) a kind of leather made from the skin of a pig. Her purse was (made of) pigskin.
ˈpigstyplural ˈpigsties, ~ˈpigstyes noun
1. a building in which pigs are kept.
2. a dirty, untidy place. This room is a pigsty!
pigswillswillˈpigtail noun
a plait usually worn at the sides of the head. She wears her hair in pigtails.
pigs might fly
said of something very unlikely to happen. `We might have fine weather for our holidays.' `Yes, and pigs might fly!'
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