Definitions

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

  • adj. Greedy: a piggish appetite.
  • adj. Stubborn; pigheaded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. greedy or gluttonous
  • adj. pigheaded
  • adj. Resembling a pig as being unpleasant or unclean

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or like, a pig; greedy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a pig in disposition, habits, or manners; hoggish; swinish; especially, greedy: said chiefly of persons.

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

  • adj. resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy

Etymologies

pig +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Julian sounded like "zhu nian", hence he was sometimes called piggish face.

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  • The bacon-flavored themes probably aren't purposefully repetitive, but that's OK because these seemingly unrelated story lines share a common bond: They are each part of what might be called piggish capitalism-an economic theory that mixes subsidization, consolidation and deregulation and that now endangers us all.

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  • The bacon-flavored themes probably aren't purposefully repetitive, but that's OK because these seemingly unrelated story lines share a common bond: They are each part of what might be called piggish capitalism - an economic theory that mixes subsidization, consolidation and deregulation - and it endangers us all.

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  • It's the same kind of piggish, clueless vindictiveness of a passenger on a storm-tossed boat in the middle of an angry sea - who hates the captain so much he hopes he's too incompetent to keep the boat from sinking.

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  • If it had been anybody else, Tommy would certainly have called this 'piggish'; as it was, he tried to think it was all fun, and that he himself had no particular appetite.

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  • State Treasurer Tim Cahill may have lashed out at Lawrence Mayor and state Rep. William Lantigua's double-dipping as "piggish," but he once took heat himself for

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  • At that time, DirecTV called the Comcast-owned Versus "piggish" for pursuing a 20% price hike, while labeling the network as "basically a paid programming and infomercial channel with occasional sporting events of interest."

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  • Amidst all the mixed messages, it appears that the orgy - or some event with MAL Maneuvers, whose "piggish" purpose is to pull a group of men together to "[sodomize] their brains out" - is still going to go on in the Doubletree conference rooms - unless Doubletree or parent company Hilton elects to shut it down due to public pressure.

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  • "piggish," and "pig," we thought, was a term of derision for men.

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  • Alternative Consumer writes something true enough, "Are we 'piggish' in our power use or - transitioning to an energy conscious approach that benefits both our pocketbook and the planet?

    TreeHugger

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  • To have commandeered the bathroom for the time required for lolling and anointing would have been considered, in their mildest phrase, piggish.
    —Dorothy Parker, 'The Bolt behind the Blue'

    November 12, 2008