pig Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pig" in British English

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pignoun [C]

uk   us   /pɪɡ/

pig noun [C] (ANIMAL)

A1 (US also hog) a ​largepink, ​brown, or ​blackfarmanimal with ​shortlegs and a ​curvedtail, ​kept for ​itsmeat: The ​meatproduced 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 ​beautifulpiece 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 ​biscuit!

pig noun [C] (POLICE)

offensive a ​policeofficer
(Definition of pig from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pig" in American English

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pignoun [C]

 us   /pɪɡ/

pig noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​farm or ​wildanimal with ​pink, ​brown, or ​blackskin, ​shortlegs, and a snout (= ​flatnose)

pig noun [C] (PERSON)

infml a ​person who is ​messy, ​selfish, or ​rude, or someone who ​eats too much
(Definition of pig from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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