Definition of piggy in English:

piggy

noun

  • (used by or when talking to children) a pig or piglet.

    • ‘‘Come piggies,’ he calls to a family of plump Red River hogs.’
    • ‘She was a pudgy little lady, who looked just like a piggy, right down to skin color.’
    • ‘I know a bunch of the piggies ' secrets and I feel happy about that.’
    • ‘We must seems like a bunch of little piggies in the pens to these people.’
    • ‘The piggies have been running around outside all the time so should be tasty.’
    • ‘Some in cities are emptying their piggy banks, while others in rural areas are selling their piggies.’
    • ‘These little piggies were so damned delightful, and they were running around playing like frisky kittens.’
    • ‘Do the programme's traumatised snakes and hunted piggies count?’
    • ‘Who knew so much would be riding on a little piggy?’
    • ‘One of the guys knew a guy that owed him a favor so acquiring the piggies was no problem.’
    • ‘‘I don't sing three little piggies go to market,’ says Sarah.’
    • ‘It works like a dose of porcine valium, calming the piggies down and rendering them distinctly friendly.’
    • ‘Now imagine the combined power of thousands of piggies packed into a single building, with each swine producing 10 pounds of waste per day.’
    • ‘‘Well, have fun,’ David said. ‘And give the piggies my love.’’
    • ‘No, darling, that has nothing to do with piggies.’
    • ‘‘I'm so not in spandex ’, I shouted back as I trotted up the stairs like a little piggy going to the sausage factory.’
    hog, boar, sow, porker, swine, piglet
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adjective

  • Resembling a pig, especially in features or appetite.

    ‘three pairs of little piggy eyes’
    • ‘The presenter was one of those creepy guys with piggy eyes, moist hands and a face that just ached to be slapped.’
    • ‘They were very small, almost piggy, but had a piercing quality that seemed to look right through you.’
    • ‘Bernard stood by the door and watched him, his piggy little eyes searching for a hint of a blush, a tear, a tremor.’
    • ‘IT has been compared to an angry ant, a sawn-off shotgun and a wild boar, its twin headlights shining like angry piggy eyes.’
    • ‘It was the movement of a small, fat, middle aged woman with a scarlet complexion, piggy eyes and a collapsing perm.’
    • ‘At this the man who had captured Darren became suddenly alert, his piggy little eyes narrowing.’
    • ‘His piggy eyes, deep set and sunken in his fat, pink head, glinted like Mercury marbles and darted left and right in confusion.’
    • ‘Up and down the country, arts faculties swarm with undergraduates pretending to be overeducated comedians pretending to be in-bred shopkeepers with little piggy noses.’
    • ‘Her face was fat and puffy and her piggy eyes were enveloped by her cheeks.’
    • ‘It regards you balefully from little piggy eyes.’
    • ‘One was big and burly, with piggy little eyes and a big lower lip that hung down.’
    • ‘Hannah laughed her piggy laugh again then smiled sweetly too.’
    • ‘Ashley knew a threat when she heard it, and ran away as fast as her piggy legs could carry her.’
    • ‘I heard just about everyone gasp, saw a few women fainting, and the bishop's piggy eyes widen in shock.’
    • ‘Her piggy eyes were too glued to the money to pay any attention to me though of course I took precautions anyway.’
    • ‘If I have to leave, I'm not getting ready to go with your little piggy eyes watching me.’
    • ‘They have tiny, piggy eyes that seem to follow me with suspicion.’
    • ‘‘You should always read Chaucer aloud,’ said a young woman with long frizzy hair, little piggy eyes behind little pink piggy spectacles and an overbearingly loud voice.’
    • ‘She was tall, had a stern face and piggy little eyes, and was wearing a pink plastic mac.’
    • ‘He is plump, with piggy little eyes and not much hair, and he wears a suit and cufflinks and scent.’
    unquenchable, unappeasable, uncontrollable, voracious, prodigious, gluttonous, greedy, hungry, ravenous, ravening, wolfish, avid, eager, keen
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Pronunciation:

piggy

/ˈpiɡē/