One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An instance of pig-sticking; a wild-boar hunt.
with object In extended use: to stab (a person, etc.) as if butchering a pig; to wound mortally.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Westminster Gazette. From pig-stick<br>late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pig + stick, after pigsticker, pig-sticking.
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