—n. 1. a young swine of either sex, esp. a domestic hog, Sus scrofa, weighing less than 120 lb. (220 kg.)
2. any wild or domestic swine.
3. the flesh of swine; pork.
4. a person of piglike character, behavior, or habits, as one who is gluttonous, very fat, greedy, selfish, or filthy.
5. Slang.a slatternly, sluttish woman.
6. Disparaging.a police officer.
7. Mach.any tool or device, as a long-handled brush or scraper, used to clear the interior of a pipe or duct.
8. Metall. a. an oblong mass of metal that has been run while still molten into a mold of sand or the like, esp. such a mass of iron from a blast furnace.
b. one of the molds for such masses of metal.
c. metal in the form of such masses.
d. pig iron.
9. on the pig's back,Australian Slang.in a fortunate position.
—v.t. 1. to mold (metal) into pigs.
2. Informal.to eat (something) quickly; gulp: He pigged three doughnuts and ran off to school.
—v.i. 1. to bring forth pigs; farrow.
2. pig it, a. to live like a pig, esp. in dirt.
b. to lead a disorganized, makeshift life; live without plan or pattern.
3. pig out,Slang.to overindulge in eating: We pigged out on pizza last night.
Pronunciation: (pig),[key] —n.Scot. and North Eng. 1. an earthenware crock, pot, pitcher, or jar.
2. potter's clay; earthenware as a material.