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noun [C] uk   us   /pɪɡ/

pig noun [C] (ANIMAL)

A1 (US also hog) a large pink, brown, or black farm animal with short legs and a curved tail, kept for its meat: The meat produced from a pig is called pork, bacon, or ham. a pig farm
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pig noun [C] (UNPLEASANT PERSON/THING)

informal a person who is unpleasant and difficult to deal with: He was an absolute pig to her. He's a real pig of a man.
be a pig to do, play, etc. UK informal to be very difficult or unpleasant to do, play, etc.: It's a beautiful piece of music but it's a pig to play.

pig noun [C] (EATS TOO MUCH)

informal a person who eats too much: You greedy pig! You're not having another chocolate biscuit!

pig noun [C] (POLICE)

offensive a police officer
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