Definition of pig Latin in English:

pig Latin


  • A made-up language formed from English by transferring the initial consonant or consonant cluster of each word to the end of the word and adding a vocalic syllable (usually /ˈpiɡ ˌlatn/: so chicken soup would be translated to ickenchay oupsay. Pig Latin is typically spoken playfully, as if to convey secrecy.

    • ‘Yes, it is amazing that someone can be inept at speaking pig Latin, but I am.’
    • ‘It's like pig Latin, trying to figure out what he's trying to say.’
    • ‘And she didn't even include the pig Latin she picked up serving as an elementary school crossing guard.’
    • ‘You've practiced your lines so many times you could say them backward… in pig Latin… while juggling kiwis.’
    • ‘This is one where she sings ‘We're in the Money’ in pig Latin.’


pig Latin

/ˈpiɡ ˌlatn/