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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As the little piggy said, when he built his house made out of bricks.
▪ It, too, concerns a lonely little piggy with a good heart.
▪ Thank goodness for sheep, thought the three little piggies as they trotted along in the sunshine.
▪ So far from going to market, these little piggies will be squealing all the way to very good homes.
▪ The three little piggies looked around the room.
▪ Once upon a time there were three little piggies.
▪ Her £290 million fortune would still leave plenty of room in Prince Albert's massive piggy bank of £1.7 billion.
▪ Get rid of your piggy banks, kids.
▪ Little children had brought their piggy banks, he said.
▪ The survey of 13 to 18-year-olds for Pearl Assurance said 40 percent had bank accounts while 18 percent had piggy banks.
▪ The children also collected small change from their piggy banks which they laid out on the school hall floor.
▪ But perhaps the most famous piggy is a Muppet.
▪ It, too, concerns a lonely little piggy with a good heart.
▪ With a yawn and a groan the dark sow rolls over the sucking piggies.
▪ A still-hot piggy bank that her husband had kept since he was a child.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"resembling a pig," 1841, from pig (n.) + -y (2).


"a little pig," 1799, from pig (n.) + -y (3). Related: Piggies. Piggy bank attested from 1941 (pig bank from 1937).


a. 1 greedy 2 slovenly, dirty n. 1 (context hypocoristic English) A pig (the animal). 2 (context hypocoristic English) A guinea pig. 3 (context hypocoristic slang English) A toe. 4 (context mildly derogatory English) A pig, a greedy person. 5 (context derogatory slang UK English) A member of the police.

  1. adj. resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy; "piggish table manners"; "the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father"; "swinish slavering over food" [syn: hoggish, piggish, porcine, swinish]

  2. [also: piggiest, piggier]

  1. n. a young pig [syn: piglet, shoat]

  2. [also: piggiest, piggier]

Piggy (Merrie Melodies)

Piggy is an animated cartoon character in the Merrie Melodies series of films distributed by Warner Bros.. The character first appeared as a fat, black pig who wears a pair of shorts with buttons on the front. His coloration and dress are identical to those of the Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse before the advent of color film. John Kenworthy argues that, considering the fact that some sketches of mice which Hugh Harman had drawn in 1925 were the inspiration for the creation of Mickey Mouse, Harman and Ising never intended to copy Disney.

Piggy's name came from one of two brothers who were childhood classmates of Freleng's, nicknamed "Porky" and "Piggy".


Piggy or piggies may refer to:

Piggy (song)

"Piggy" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, and the second track of The Downward Spiral (1994). It was written by Trent Reznor, co-produced by Flood, and recorded in "Le Pig" ( 10050 Cielo Drive). The song is well known for being Reznor's only live drumming performance.

Usage examples of "piggy".

He got experimental amaranth that Novinha had rejected for human use because it was too closely akin to Lusitanian biochemistry, and he taught the piggies how to plant it and harvest it and prepare it as food.

I have no doubt that the rise in piggy population and the fields of amaranth are what the Starways Congress saw.

It was the wooden plow, the scythe, the harrow, the amaranth seed that would make the real changes, that would allow piggy population to increase tenfold wherever they went.

The piggies were not a hive mind, they were not the buggers, and Ender Wiggin had to know why they had done what they did.

An hour later, after doing a last simulation run against Fellon Base, Face stopped by the quarters Phanan shared with Piggy.

But they knew from that day forward who the piggies were, just as the readers of the Hive Queen had understood the buggers, and the readers of the Hegemon had understood humankind in its endless quest for greatness in a wilderness of separation and suspicion.

His features, coloured, as from a deep liverishness, were thick, like his body, and not ill-natured, except for a sort of anger in his small, rather piggy grey eyes.

She banged sai Piggy back into the roasting pan for the nonce, pulled the shirt she was wearing off over her head, and turned it so she could look at the front.

Bother Me, Here Comes the Sun, I Me Mine, 398, 584 I Need You, I Want to Tell You, If I Needed Someone, Love You Too, Piggies, Something, Taxman, Think for Yourself, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, songs by John Lennon, How Do You Sleep?

Nels on his feet was bent to the task--the tusker sprawling, the piggy haunches settling flat.

Anticipating still another failure, I was leaning against a tree waiting for the pig to kick the bowl away for the tenth time when it whoffled it up in one gulp and turned its piggy eyes straight on me.

He started to move on but a bearded flatboat man was suddenly in front of him, piggy eyes glittering with a half-drunken hangover and tobacco crusted in his beard.

I walked from my office down the hallway to the conference room to fill the pot for the first round of coffee, while Mike double-checked to confirm that Piggy was still in the nuthouse at Bellevue.

Crew was able to find was assistant late night fry cook at the local Huggy Piggy restaurant.

Do him with those bloated features and the bulbous nose, the flapping jowls, little piggy eyes and all.