English version

pig in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpigpig1 /pɪɡ/ ●●● S2 noun [countable]  1 animalHBA a farm animal with short legs, a fat body, and a curved tail. Pigs are kept for their meat, which includes pork, bacon, and ham. syn hog American English He kept pigs and poultry.2 person spoken a) GREEDYsomeone who eats too much or eats more than their share You greedy pig, you ate all the candy! I made a bit of a pig of myself (=ate too much) at dinner. b) UNPLEASANTsomeone who is unpleasant in some way, for example unkind or very untidy They live like pigs in that house over the road. You can tell him from me he’s an ignorant pig.(male) chauvinist pig (=a man who thinks women are not equal to men)3 police taboo informalSCPINSULT an offensive word for a police officer. Do not use this word.4 a pig (of a something)5 make a pig’s ear of something6 in a pig’s eye7 pig in a poke8 pigs might fly
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pigThat's what Christmas is all about, isn't it? Making a pig of yourself.How can you live in this mess? You're such a pig!The greedy pig! He didn't leave any pizza for us.You're a selfish pig.You pig! You ate all of the cookies!You pig, you've eaten it all!