piggy

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Etymology[edit]

pig +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piggy (plural piggies)

  1. (hypocoristic) A pig (the animal).
    This little piggy went to market.
  2. (hypocoristic) A guinea pig.
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  3. (hypocoristic, slang) A toe.
    He has such cute piggies!
  4. (mildly derogatory) A pig, a greedy person.
    Can't you finish your dinner? You've been a piggy, haven't you?
  5. (derogatory, slang, UK) A member of the police.

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Adjective[edit]

piggy (comparative piggier, superlative piggiest)

  1. greedy
  2. slovenly, dirty