Definition of Piggy

1. Noun. A young pig.

Exact synonyms: Piglet, Shoat, Shote
Generic synonyms: Young Mammal
Group relationships: Genus Sus, Sus
Specialized synonyms: Sucking Pig
Derivative terms: Pig



2. Adjective. Resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy. "Swinish slavering over food"
Exact synonyms: Hoggish, Piggish, Porcine, Swinish
Similar to: Gluttonous
Derivative terms: Hoggishness, Piggishness, Pig

Definition of Piggy

1. Noun. (context: hypocoristic) A pig (the animal). ¹

2. Noun. (context: hypocoristic) A guinea pig. ¹

3. Noun. (context: hypocoristic slang) A toe. ¹

4. Noun. (context: mildly derogatory) A pig, a greedy person. ¹

5. Noun. (context: slang UK) A member of police. ¹

6. Adjective. greedy ¹

7. Adjective. slovenly, dirty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piggy

1. piggish [adj -GIER, -GIEST] / a small pig [n -GIES] - See also: piggish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piggy

piggie
piggier
piggies
piggiest
piggin
pigginess
pigginesses
pigging
pigging out
piggings
piggins
piggish
piggishly
piggishness
piggishnesses
piggy (current term)
piggyBac
piggy bank
piggy banks
piggy in the middle
piggy wiggies
piggy wiggy
piggyback
piggyback plant
piggybacked
piggybackee
piggybackees
piggybacker
piggybackers
piggybacking

Literary usage of Piggy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Story Hour Readers by Ida Coe, Alice Christie Dillon (1913)
"piggy said, " I will build a house." So he went to the forest for some wood. ... I do not like my pen," said piggy Wig. "I am going to build a house. ..."

2. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1873)
"So I took piggy under my charge. I named him "Dob." I fed him on skim-milk with a wooden spoon; and he soori looked for his meal as regularly as I looked ..."

3. Elson-Runkel Primer by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel (1914)
"piggy WIG: I am going to the woods. I want to build a house. ... piggy WIG: What can you do? JACK RABBIT: I can cut down trees. You can not cut them down. ..."

4. Early Learning Centers by Jill Norris, Jo Larsen (2002)
"Laminate and cut out the piggy bank on page 143, the center challenge and tags on page 145, and the piggy bank and coin cards on ..."

5. The Elson Readers: Primer by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel (1920)
"piggy WIG: I am going to the woods. I want to make a house. JACK RABBIT: May I gO with yOU? piggy WIG: What can you do? JACK RABBIT: I can cut down trees. ..."

6. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"CHAPTER XXXIX piggy AND HARDSHELL ALL the way to school the next morning Peter Rabbit did his best to guess who it might be that they were to learn about ..."

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