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

  • n. Informal A little pig.

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  • n. A pig (the animal).
  • n. A guinea pig.
  • n. A toe.
  • n. A pig, a greedy person.
  • n. A member of the police.
  • adj. greedy
  • adj. slovenly, dirty


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  • Is there anything cuter than a piggy?

    Yes probably.


    October 22, 2008