adjective (piggier; -est) Date: circa 1845 piggish

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  • piggy — ► NOUN (pl. piggies) ▪ a child s word for a pig or piglet. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resembling a pig, especially in features or appetite. ● piggy in the middle Cf. ↑piggy in the middle …   English terms dictionary

  • Piggy — a character in the book ↑Lord of the Flies by William Golding, about a group of boys who are on a small island and cannot escape. Piggy is fat and wears glasses, and the other boys treat him cruelly, and finally kill him …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • piggy — 1799 (n.) a little pig; c.1845 (adj.) resembling a pig, from PIG (Cf. pig) + from Y (Cf. y) (3), Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Piggies …   Etymology dictionary

  • piggy — [pig′ē] n. pl. piggies a little pig: also sp. piggie n. adj. piggier, piggiest PIGGISH …   English World dictionary

  • piggy — I UK [ˈpɪɡɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms piggy : singular piggy plural piggies informal a pig. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children. II UK [ˈpɪɡɪ] / US adjective Word forms piggy : adjective piggy comparative… …   English dictionary

  • Piggy — Den Namen Piggy tragen folgende fiktive Figuren: Piggy in der Erzählung Herr der Fliegen Miss Piggy in der Muppet Show Piggy bedeutet zudem: Piggy back (Huckepack), im technischen Bereich Diese Seite ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • piggy — pig|gy1 [ˈpıgi] n plural piggies 1.) a pig used by children or when you are talking to children 2.) piggy in the middleBrE a) informal someone who is involved in an argument between two opposing sides, but does not know who they should support ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • piggy — pig|gy1 [ pıgi ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) a pig. This word is used by children or when talking to children. 2. ) a children s word for toe piggy pig|gy 2 [ pıgi ] adjective INFORMAL 1. ) someone who is piggy eats too much: GREEDY 2. ) piggy eyes… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • piggy — 1 noun (C) 1 a word meaning a pig, used especially by or to children 2 piggy in the middle BrE a) informal someone who is between two opposing groups or people and is unable to influence either side b) a game in which a ball is thrown between two …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • piggy — n. & adj. n. (also piggie) colloq. 1 a little pig. 2 a a child s word for a pig. b a child s word for a toe. 3 Brit. the game of tipcat. adj. (piggier, piggiest) 1 like a pig. 2 (of features etc.) like those of a pig (little piggy eyes). Phrases… …   Useful english dictionary

  • piggy — [[t]pɪ̱gi[/t]] piggies 1) N COUNT A piggy is a child s word for a pig or a piglet. 2) ADJ: ADJ n If someone has piggy eyes, their eyes are small and unattractive …   English dictionary

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