pigsney

pigsney

[pigz-nee]
noun Obsolete.
1.
a darling.
2.
an eye.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English piggesnye, earlier piggesneyge, equivalent to pigges pig's (see pig1, 's1) + n- (probably extracted from an, indefinite article) + -ye, eyge eye

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pigsney
(obsolete), late 14c., endearing form of address to a girl or woman, apparently from M.E. pigges eye "pig's eye," with excrescent -n- from min eye, an eye, etc.
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