Definition of Piggish

1. Adjective. Resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy. "Swinish slavering over food"

Exact synonyms: Hoggish, Piggy, Porcine, Swinish
Similar to: Gluttonous
Derivative terms: Hoggishness, Piggishness, Pig, Piggy



Definition of Piggish

1. a. Relating to, or like, a pig; greedy.

Definition of Piggish

1. Adjective. greedy or gluttonous ¹

2. Adjective. pigheaded ¹

3. Adjective. Resembling a pig as being unpleasant or unclean ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piggish

1. greedy or dirty [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piggish

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

Literary usage of Piggish

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1. Biographia Hibernica: A Biographical Dictionary of the Worthies of Ireland by Richard Ryan (1821)
"... it being a series of pious meditations perpetually interrupted with records of too much whiskey, piggish or swinish eating, and ill temper. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Alas ! for human wishes, Life's shadow reached the place, — The pig grew piggish temper'd, - Forgetting Polly's face; And soon so gross and great he grew, ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1887)
"... ("piggish water"), and then to Ellengowan Bay, Port Dudfield, Argyle Bay, through what we wished named Port Scratchley, and in to Mullens Harbour. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1880)
"It was a comical sight to see a troop of these animals careering down a street at nightfall, and gradually diminishing in numbers as each piggish family ..."

5. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"We hunted on, and caught several more rabbits, but 1 did not get a chance at one, nor would those piggish i"ogs give me even a smell of one alter they had ..."

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