Pinguid Pin"guid, a. [L. pinguis fat.] Fat; unctuous; greasy. [Obs.] ``Some clays are more pinguid.'' --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

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  • pinguid — (adj.) 1630s, from L. pinguis fat, from stem of pinguere, from PIE *pei fat, sap, juice (see PINE (Cf. pine) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pinguid — [piŋ′gwid] adj. [L pinguis, fat (< * pimos, fat < IE base * pi + L * finguis < IE base * bhengh , thick) + id, as in TORPID] fat; oily; greasy pinguidity n …   English World dictionary

  • pinguid — adjective /ˈpɪŋɡwɪd/ pertaining to fat Fr. Christopher Maire, far from pallid, wearing no black beyond his Queue Tie, neither wiry nor unnaturally fit, in Manner as free of the suave as of the pinguid, seems scarcely any Englishman’s idea of a… …   Wiktionary

  • pinguid — pinguidity, n. /ping gwid/, adj. fat; oily. [1625 35; < L pingu(is) fat (cf. Gk píon) + ID4] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinguid — [ pɪŋgwɪd] adjective formal of the nature of or resembling fat; oily or greasy. Derivatives pinguidity noun Origin C17: from L. pinguis fat + id1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • pinguid — a. Fat, unctuous, greasy, adipose, oily, oleaginous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pinguid — pin·guid …   English syllables

  • pinguid — pin•guid [[t]ˈpɪŋ gwɪd[/t]] adj. fat; oily • Etymology: 1625–35; < L pingu(is) fat + id IV …   From formal English to slang

  • pinguid — /ˈpɪŋgwəd/ (say pinggwuhd) adjective 1. fat; oily; unctuous. 2. (of soil) fertile. {Latin pinguis fat + id4} –pinguidity /pɪŋˈgwɪdəti/ (say ping gwiduhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • pinguid — adj. formal or joc. fat, oily, or greasy. Etymology: L pinguis fat …   Useful english dictionary

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