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Definition of Pig


  1. A piggin.
  2. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog.
  3. Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.
  4. An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine.
  5. One who is hoggish; a greedy person.
  6. To bring forth (pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow.
  7. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

Pig Quotations

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
Martina Navratilova

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
Davy Crockett

Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
Ambrose Bierce

It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style.
Quentin Crisp
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Pig Translations

pig in Afrikaans is vark
pig in Danish is svin
pig in Dutch is zwijn, varken
pig in Finnish is sika
pig in French is cochon
pig in German is Schwein
pig in Italian is maiale, porco
pig in Norwegian is svin, gris
pig in Portuguese is porco
pig in Spanish is chancho, cerdo
pig in Swedish is gris
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