American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Obsolete A darling.
- n. Obsolete An eye.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pig's eye: used, like eye and apple of the eye, to denote something especially cherished; hence, as a term of endearment used of or to a woman, a darling.
- n. An eye: applied to a woman's eye.
- n. The carnation pink.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A word of endearment for a girl or woman.
- Middle English piggesnye : pigges, genitive of pigge, pig; see pig + nye (from an eye, an eye; see eye). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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