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[ping-gwid] /ˈpɪŋ gwɪd/
fat; oily.
Origin of pinguid
1625-35; < Latin pingu(is) fat (compare Greek píōn) + -id4
Related forms
pinguidity, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Peter was pinguid, plump, and plethoric—she was thin to attenuation.

    The Bunsby papers John Brougham
  • They thrive (as we said) in the most sterile places, yet will grow in better, but not in over-rich, and pinguid.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Evelyn
  • Galen (whoſe beloved Sallet it was) from its pinguid, ſubdulcid and agreeable Nature, ſays it breeds the moſt laudable Blood.

British Dictionary definitions for pinguid


fatty, oily, or greasy; soapy
Derived Forms
pinguidity, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pinguis fat, rich
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Word Origin and History for pinguid

1630s, from Latin pinguis "fat (adj.), juicy," figuratively "dull, gross, heavy; comfortable," from stem of pinguere, from PIE *pei- "fat, sap, juice" (see pine (n.)).

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