from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The feet of a pig used as food.
- n.pl. Human feet or toes, especially those of a child.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The toes or feet of a pig, often used as food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The toes or feet of a pig, -- often used as food; sometimes, in contempt, the human feet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The toes or feet of a pig: sometimes jocularly used for the human feet.
Possibly from earlier pettytoe, offal (influenced by petty and toe), possibly from Old French petite oye, giblets of a goose : petite, small + oye, goose (from Late Latin auca; see ocarina).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
petty + toes (Wiktionary)