Definitions

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

  • n. Slang The act or an instance of voracious eating by a person or group.

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  • v. Alternative spelling of pig out.
  • n. The action of such eating.

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Examples

  • This is how stress used to affect you, always with the same results: a pig-out on junk food, ice cream, chocolates and enormous amounts of in-between-meals snacking.

    Death by Dinner

  • But it doesn't exist because the bipartisan pig-out caucus — in hiding now — won't let it happen.

    Congress's Broken Windows

  • And you and I will pay the tab for this gargantuan pig-out!

    Huckabee compares his obesity to Obama's spending

  • Don't you just feel great after a book buying pig-out!

    Feeding the Need to Read (3)

  • Book Chick City - Yes, I love the feeling after a book buying pig-out

    Feeding the Need to Read (3)

  • This eating pig-out binge usually begins with homemade cheeses, guacamole, toasted tortillas and a plate of cucumbers, jicama and whatever fruit is plentiful at the time, sprinkled with salt, lime juice and cayenne pepper.

    A Mexican pig party

  • The experienced pig-out diner will have no need of knife, fork or napkin.

    A Mexican pig party

  • Few things feel as disappointingly avoidable as finding a bag of tortilla, potato, or kettle chips completely crisp-less the morning after a party or pig-out session.

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  • It will make the yearly chore of post holiday pig-out dieting a true no-brainer, and send Dr. Dean Ornish, Richard Simmons, Body by Jake and all other caloric gurus into the permanent twilight.

    Sal Cataldi: The Holiday Breakup: A Perfect Diet?

  • Not too long ago, we were invited to a friend's ranch for one of those pig-out feasts that these people are so good at hosting.

    Mexconnect reaches around the world

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  • This word was first used in Southern Connecticut in 1972 by a group of hippie college "freaks" suffering from a severe attack of the munchies.

    May 16, 2009