Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a pig, as in being greedy or stubborn.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy

Etymologies

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pig +‎ -ish

Examples

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

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • 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.

    Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • 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.

    Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • 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.

    In These Times

  • 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.

    In These Times

  • 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.

    Mario Almonte: Can Hope Float the Economy - and Sink the Republicans?

  • 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.

    The Talking Horse And Other Tales

  • 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

    WN.com - Business News

  • 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

    WN.com - Articles related to Pop Tarts!

  • 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

    WN.com - Articles related to Pop Tarts!

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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