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English definition of “swine”


noun [C] (PERSON)   /swɑɪn/ (plural swine)
a person whom you consider to be extremely unpleasant and unkind : He can be such a swine sometimes.
(Definition of swine noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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