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!