|Origin:||Probably from an unrecorded Old English picga|
pig1 S2 [countable]
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 [= hog American English]
He kept pigs and poultry.
someone 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.
someone 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)
an offensive word for a police officer. Do not use this word.
4 British English spoken
something that is very difficult or unpleasant to do:
They're improving, and they're a pig of a team to beat.
5 British English spoken
to do something very badly:
Someone's made a right pig's ear of these repairs.
6 American English spoken informal
used to show that you do not believe what someone is saying
something you bought without seeing it first and that is not as good or valuable as you expected:
What if the car you buy turns out to be a pig in a poke?
used to say that you do not think something will happen:
'Someone might have handed in your pass.' 'Yes, and pigs might fly.'