Definition of “pig” - English Dictionary

“pig” in British English

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pignoun [ C ]

uk /pɪɡ/ 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

More examples

  • The main course of the feast was roast suckling pig.
  • Loud grunts were coming from the pig sty.
  • a pig pen
  • a dish of pigs' trotters
  • These pigs all have curly tails.

(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 wild animal with pink, brown, or black skin, short legs, and a snout (= flat nose)

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)