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noun [C] uk   /ˈpɪɡ.i/ child's word us  
a pig: Look at those cute little piggies, James!


adjective uk   /ˈpɪɡ.i/ informal disapproving us  
like a pig: He's got little piggy eyes.
Translations of “piggy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 豬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猪…
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