Definition of micropig in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmīkrōˌpiɡ/ /ˈmaɪkroʊˌpɪɡ/


  • A pig of a very small, docile, hairless variety, sometimes kept as a pet.

    ‘micropigs are becoming a popular alternative to a dog or cat and they take just as much work, money, and time’
    • ‘A rare 'micropig' has been discovered in a Drylaw garden.’
    • ‘Does anyone know of a farm/animal sanctuary that may take care of a young Micropig?’
    • ‘He was supposed to be a micropig - no more than a few inches long and cuter than a kitten.’
    • ‘How much do micropigs cost?’
    • ‘Their three pet micropigs reside in the garden.’
    • ‘A micropig eats maybe one pound of feed a day, and may weigh 60 pounds fully grown.’
    • ‘A micro-pig entrepreneur has gone bust after mistakenly selling customers ordinary baby pigs, which then grew too big.’
    • ‘When they returned home, the couple did their research and found there were no micropig breeders in Hull.’