Definition of Piggly Wiggly in English:

Piggly Wiggly

noun

US
  • A type of self-service grocery store. Also in extended use. [A trademark in the U.S.]

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Printers' Ink. Apparently arbitrarily from pig + -ly + wiggly. The word was coined by Clarence Saunders, U.S. merchant and entrepreneur, who founded the company in 1916.

Pronunciation

Piggly Wiggly

/ˌpɪɡ(ə)liˈwɪɡ(ə)li//ˌpɪɡliˈwɪɡli/