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pig

1. informal A person regarded as gluttonous. Possibly offensive. I felt like such a pig after eating the entire tub of ice cream by myself. Every day I see so many pigs come in here and load their trays up with mounds of junk food.
2. informal An offensive term for a person who is considered fat or obese. I could hear them snickering that I was a pig as I struggled to fit between the turnstiles. I look like a pig. I really need to get to the gym and lose some weight.
3. informal A person regarded as slovenly, dirty, or disgusting. What are you, a pig? Clean up your work space and have a little bit of self-respect. My roommates are total pigs. They just leave their dirty clothes and dishes all over the apartment!
4. informal A person regarded as greedy, boorish, or contemptible. It was the pigs on Wall Street who got us into this financial mess. Can you believe the disgusting things he said during that interview? God, what a pig!
5. offensive slang A derogatory term for a police officer. You're more likely to get shot by the corrupt pigs in this town than any criminals on the streets. Someone gave away the location of our drug stashes to the pigs.
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pig

1. n. someone who eats too much; a glutton. I try to cut down on calories, but whenever I see red meat I make a pig of myself.
2. n. an ugly and fat woman or man. Clare is a pig. Why doesn’t she lose a ton or two?
3. n. a dirty or slovenly person. Jimmy, change your clothes. Look at that mud, you little pig!
4. n. an officer; a police officer or a military officer. (Used mostly for a police officer. Widely known since the 1960s.) The pigs who aren’t in pig heaven are driving around in pigmobiles busting innocent people like me.
5. n. a Caucasian. (Black.) Why do those pigs think they can walk in here like that?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Here are two licences permitting two pigs to go to market in Lancashire.
He knew that pigs are slippery; but surely, such a VERY lame pig could never run!
"As for me I live out of the way here with the pigs, and never go to the town unless when Penelope sends for me on the arrival of some news about Ulysses.
`I said pig,' replied Alice; `and I wish you wouldn't keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly: you make one quite giddy.'
It was like the grunt of a pig. Then I began to hear the sounds caused by the moving of a body through the brush.
Too many heads you fella take; too much kai-kai long pig along you." (Long pig, meaning barbecued human flesh.)
The deer and the pig had tramped all day in search of something better than dried bark and withered leaves.
you seem so happy at your work.' 'Yes,' said the other, 'mine is a golden trade; a good grinder never puts his hand into his pocket without finding money in it--but where did you get that beautiful goose?' 'I did not buy it, I gave a pig for it.' 'And where did you get the pig?' 'I gave a cow for it.' 'And the cow?' 'I gave a horse for it.' 'And the horse?' 'I gave a lump of silver as big as my head for it.' 'And the silver?' 'Oh!
"My word," Kwaque concluded, "me no make 'm that fella pig sick."
"In the matter of Treason the pig would appear To have aided, but scarcely abetted: While the charge of Insolvency fails, it is clear, If you grant the plea 'never indebted.'
embonpoint of a pig. Constable Parsons suspected that he had a porcine soul.
Her breasts advertised at the one time her maturity and youth; and, if by nothing else, her sex was advertised by the one article of finery with which she was adorned, namely a pig's tail, thrust though a hole in her left ear-lobe.
Jake said he might as well take the wagon and haul to market the pig he had been fattening.
She never remembered seeing familiarly anything but the dark faces of her Ayah and the other native servants, and as they always obeyed her and gave her her own way in everything, because the Mem Sahib would be angry if she was disturbed by her crying, by the time she was six years old she was as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived.
"CAN any man--a gentleman, I mean--call a woman a pig?"