long pig

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Allegedly a calque of Fijian puaka balava.

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long pig (uncountable)

  1. (euphemistic) Human flesh used by cannibals as meat.
    • 1857, R[obert] M[ichael] Ballantyne, The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean:
      "As a long pig!" I exclaimed in surprise; "why what does he mean by that?" "He means somethin' very unpleasant," answered Bill with a frown.
    • 1968, Osa Johnson, I Married Adventure:
      If we were reckless enough to risk being served up as "long pig" by the savages of Malekula, that was our lookout, not his.
    • 2002, William C. Miller, Long Pig:
      While Melanesian cannibals make "long pig," barbecuing enemies, legal and political cannibals in San Francisco put a beautiful wealthy woman, Penny Penny Hill, on trial for murder []

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  1. St. Johnson, Alfred. Camping Among Cannibals. 1888

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