Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The characteristic grunting noise of a hog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. Representing the sound made by a pig.
  • interj. Drawing attention to male chauvinism (from the term male chauvinist pig).
  • n. The sound made by a pig, or an imitation thereof.
  • v. Of a pig or in imitation thereof, to make its characteristic sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
  • n. the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Imitative of the sound. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I bet it will taqke the "oink" out of a big hog, too!

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  • They quickly put an apple in his mouth and told him to say "oink" as they examined his digestive system.

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  • I love that they had to write "oink" next to the pig so that we'd know what it was.

    It's Life, Jim, But Not As We Know It

  • Additionally, onomatopoeia can change radically from one language to the next: English-speakers would say that pigs go "oink", whereas to the Japanese, they go buu.

    RRTeaching

  • There's an "oink" word that I remember from childhood, but it is not shown in the Urban Dictionary as having the meaning we used for it, so I'm not going to tell you which one it was or what it meant to us.

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  • The in-service support portion of the deal will be the subject of further discussions check the "oink" at the end of the post, said one source familiar with the agreement.

    C-130J: "Controversial military cargo planes get Treasury Board approval"

  • I laughed out loud at Nora in the "oink" hat since it's basically a staple of our State Fair.

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  • Hood was not sure their pet name "oink" would work for the new technology.

    Mission Of Honor

  • Your Fortean Londoner has actually enjoyed some lovely evening walks and picnics there but just in case you do find yourself in Green Park at night and you're sleepy, busking, a bit low, arguing with a male companion or hear a voice, music, evil laughter or a sinister 'oink' coming from a tree just take care, ok?

    Londonist

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