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oink

[oingk] /ɔɪŋk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to make the characteristic sound of a pig; grunt.
noun
2.
the squealing or grunting sound made by a pig.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for oink

oink

/ɔɪŋk/
interjection
1.
an imitation or representation of the grunt of a pig
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Word Origin and History for oink
v.

"to make a noise like a pig," 1965, of imitative origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for oink

oink

noun

(also oinker) A police officer; pig (1960s+)

verb

To sound and behave like a pig: and sends masculine outrage oinking into overdrive

[verb sense related to male chauvinist pig]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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