oink

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English

Etymology

Imitative of the sound.

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Interjection

oink

  1. Representing the sound made by a pig.
  2. Drawing attention to male chauvinism (from the term male chauvinist pig).
    • 1982, Sandy Asher, Just like Jenny‎
      Mom swallowed a spoonful of pudding and looked Daddy straight in the eye. "Oink, oink," she said, to let him know he was being a male chauvinist pig.
    • 2003, Robert N. Mansfield, Randy Maas, The Assassin: Attack on America
      "The tub is too small!" "Then, I'll go first and you'll have to wait!" "Chauvinist pig!" "Oink, oink!"
    • 2005, Alinka Zyrmont, Forbidden Passion
      You are such a male chauvinist oink, oink. You think that you are the only one who can drive a car or fly an airplane.

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Noun

oink (plural oinks)

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  1. The sound made by a pig, or an imitation thereof.
    The protesters replied to the police officers' demands with a chorus of oinks.

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Verb

oink (third-person singular simple present oinks, present participle oinking, simple past and past participle oinked)

  1. (intransitive) Of a pig or in imitation thereof, to make its characteristic sound.
    The hogs oinked happily in their pen as the farmer poured slop in their feeding trough.

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