Meaning of piggy in English:

piggy

nounpiggies

  • A child's word for a pig or piglet.

    • ‘No, darling, that has nothing to do with piggies.’
    • ‘‘I don't sing three little piggies go to market,’ says Sarah.’
    • ‘I know a bunch of the piggies ' secrets and I feel happy about that.’
    • ‘We must seems like a bunch of little piggies in the pens to these people.’
    • ‘These little piggies were so damned delightful, and they were running around playing like frisky kittens.’
    • ‘Do the programme's traumatised snakes and hunted piggies count?’
    • ‘It works like a dose of porcine valium, calming the piggies down and rendering them distinctly friendly.’
    • ‘The piggies have been running around outside all the time so should be tasty.’
    • ‘‘Come piggies,’ he calls to a family of plump Red River hogs.’
    • ‘Now imagine the combined power of thousands of piggies packed into a single building, with each swine producing 10 pounds of waste per day.’
    • ‘‘Well, have fun,’ David said. ‘And give the piggies my love.’’
    • ‘Some in cities are emptying their piggy banks, while others in rural areas are selling their piggies.’
    • ‘One of the guys knew a guy that owed him a favor so acquiring the piggies was no problem.’
    • ‘Who knew so much would be riding on a little piggy?’
    • ‘She was a pudgy little lady, who looked just like a piggy, right down to skin color.’
    • ‘‘I'm so not in spandex ’, I shouted back as I trotted up the stairs like a little piggy going to the sausage factory.’
    hog, boar, sow, porker, swine, piglet

adjective

  • Resembling a pig, especially in features or appetite.

    ‘three pairs of little piggy eyes’
    • ‘Up and down the country, arts faculties swarm with undergraduates pretending to be overeducated comedians pretending to be in-bred shopkeepers with little piggy noses.’
    • ‘The presenter was one of those creepy guys with piggy eyes, moist hands and a face that just ached to be slapped.’
    • ‘‘You should always read Chaucer aloud,’ said a young woman with long frizzy hair, little piggy eyes behind little pink piggy spectacles and an overbearingly loud voice.’
    • ‘IT has been compared to an angry ant, a sawn-off shotgun and a wild boar, its twin headlights shining like angry piggy eyes.’
    • ‘It regards you balefully from little piggy eyes.’
    • ‘They have tiny, piggy eyes that seem to follow me with suspicion.’
    • ‘It was the movement of a small, fat, middle aged woman with a scarlet complexion, piggy eyes and a collapsing perm.’
    • ‘I heard just about everyone gasp, saw a few women fainting, and the bishop's piggy eyes widen in shock.’
    • ‘They were very small, almost piggy, but had a piercing quality that seemed to look right through you.’
    • ‘Ashley knew a threat when she heard it, and ran away as fast as her piggy legs could carry her.’
    • ‘If I have to leave, I'm not getting ready to go with your little piggy eyes watching me.’
    • ‘Hannah laughed her piggy laugh again then smiled sweetly too.’
    • ‘His piggy eyes, deep set and sunken in his fat, pink head, glinted like Mercury marbles and darted left and right in confusion.’
    • ‘Her face was fat and puffy and her piggy eyes were enveloped by her cheeks.’
    • ‘Her piggy eyes were too glued to the money to pay any attention to me though of course I took precautions anyway.’
    • ‘He is plump, with piggy little eyes and not much hair, and he wears a suit and cufflinks and scent.’
    • ‘She was tall, had a stern face and piggy little eyes, and was wearing a pink plastic mac.’
    • ‘One was big and burly, with piggy little eyes and a big lower lip that hung down.’
    • ‘Bernard stood by the door and watched him, his piggy little eyes searching for a hint of a blush, a tear, a tremor.’
    • ‘At this the man who had captured Darren became suddenly alert, his piggy little eyes narrowing.’
    unquenchable, unappeasable, uncontrollable, voracious, prodigious, gluttonous, greedy, hungry, ravenous, ravening, wolfish, avid, eager, keen

Pronunciation

piggy

/ˈpɪɡi/