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piggish

[pig-ish] /ˈpɪg ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
resembling a pig, especially in being slovenly, greedy, or gluttonous:
piggish table manners.
2.
(of food portions) indecently large.
3.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; pig1 + -ish1
Related forms
piggishly, adverb
piggishness, noun
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piggish

/ˈpɪɡɪʃ/
adjective
1.
like a pig, esp in appetite or manners
2.
(informal, mainly Brit) obstinate or mean
Derived Forms
piggishly, adverb
piggishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for piggish
adj.

1792, from pig (n.) + -ish. Until 20c. usually "stubborn, selfish; unclean, coarse;" association with greedy eating is more recent. Related: Piggishly; piggishness.

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