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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A single litter is taken from them, and as soon as the piglets can be weaned the gilts are marketed.
▪ But all that toing-and-froing would endanger newborn piglets, and Baxter knew no farmer would accept increased losses.
▪ I was waiting for another piglet and whoops, there it was.
▪ Last night she gave birth to 10 piglets.
▪ The piglet made short little satisfied grunts and turned ever sharper corners.
▪ The piglet they bred at school has been declared supreme champion at one of the country's top farming shows.
▪ The bubble is put round the sow, and the piglets removed by caesarean.
▪ They let me look after and feed two piglets when I was a little girl and they were really friendly and affectionate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1883, from pig (n.) + diminutive suffix -let. Earlier name for baby pig was farrow.


n. A young pig


n. a young pig [syn: piggy, shoat]


Piglet, the diminutive of the word pig, may refer to:

  • Piglet (animal), the young of the domestic pig
  • Banded piglet squid (Helicocranchia pfefferi), a small squid species
  • Moss piglet, an alternative name for a tardigrade, a microscopic, water-dwelling, segmented animal with eight legs
  • Roasted piglet, a Serbian dish of roast meat (not necessarily pork)
  • Suckling pig, a farmed piglet raised on mother's milk, and then slaughtered for food
  • Piglet (video gamer), nickname of Chae Gwang-jin, Korean professional League of Legends player
Piglet (Winnie-the-Pooh)

Piglet is a fictional character from A. A. Milne's Winnie‑the‑Pooh books. Piglet is Winnie‑the‑Pooh's closest friend amongst all the toys/animals featured in the stories. Despite the fact that he is a "Very Small Animal" of a generally timid disposition, he tries to be brave and on occasion conquers his fears.

Piglet (band)

Piglet was a short-lived, Chicago-based instrumental math rock band formed by the former members of the band Seyarse. Their style of music is labeled such things as " math rock," " indie rock', " post rock" " experimental rock," and instrumental rock, among others. The song structures mainly focus around clean and melodic, yet heavily complicated and technical playing which contains pleasant hooks, backed by fittingly technically demanding drumming. The band broke up after releasing their debut EP, Lava Land, on the label Team AV, in 2005.

Due to popular demand the band ran a Kick Starter campaign in 2013 to release "Lava Land" on vinyl. The LP is limited to a pressing of 1,000 copies, 900 on purple vinyl and a limited run of 100 on clear vinyl. The campaign was such a success, Piglet were able to also package and release a CDEP called "Songs" which contains live multi-track recordings of all of the band's post-"Lava Land" material. Recorded live at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago, "Songs", is limited to 500 copies with artwork and hand printed packaging by Kyle Maj.

In 2010 Ezra Sandzer-Bell released a series of solo recordings through Kansas City record label Overland Shark.

Piglet (video gamer)

Chae Gwang-jin, (born February 4, 1994) better known as Piglet, is a South Korean League of Legends player who plays AD Carry for Team Liquid of the North American League of Legends Championship Series. Piglet won the Season 3 World Championship in 2013 with LCK team SK Telecom T1.

With Team Liquid he finished in 3rd place both in the Spring and Summer splits of the North American League of Legends Championship Series, but once again missed the World Championship when his team was beaten by Cloud9 in the final qualifying gauntlet.

Usage examples of "piglet".

This human cargo represents a weight of about twenty tons, which is equivalent to that of thirty persons, two boars, three sows, twelve piglets, thirty fowls, ten dogs, twenty rats, a hundred balled or potted breadfruit and banana plants, and twelve tons of watergourds, seeds, yams, tubers, coconuts, adzes and weapons.

Whether because he had sensed something in Pompey toward the end of their period together in Spain that had caused him to suspect that Pompey would not be content with a return to obscurity, the Piglet had remained obdurately aloof from the troubles in Rome.

So Octavius and Merula sent a deputation to see the Piglet before Aesernia, beg him to conclude a peace treaty with the beleaguered Samnites and come to Rome as quickly as he could.

He gripped her ears and dug his heels into her swollen teats where several piglets, having been roasted and eaten, left them unmilked and tender.

Zach fed the ewe first and then the piglet, but when the bushbuck took too long, the piglet would butt her impatiently.

If you think your Corfiotes are bad, wait until you meet the piglets who live in my part of Europe.

But he had an extravagantly accurate idea of what the table wanted to hear so he talked on for his father: the beheading of the Filipino thug, a typhoon off the Marshall Islands, an anaconda he bought while drunk in Recife that wound itself so tightly around the mast that it could not be detached until they offered it a piglet, the beauty of some of the horses he left in care of his crew hands in Cuba, and how some of the citizens in Singapore eat dogs, which shocked everyone at the table except One Stab who asked Tristan about Africa.

There were only a few piglets, the rest of them being mainly young sows and boars, with a scattering of older animals.

Leaving the Piglet to make his own dispositions when his government fell, Crassus went on to Greece, and Sulla, who had accepted his gift of five Spanish cohorts, then proceeded to treat him coldly.

Piglet came a chest of money for Pompey and two more legions plus six thousand extra men formed into cohorts to plump out his existing legions to full strength.

Harper stole two freshly farrowed piglets that were roasted the next day in a tumbledown and deserted farmhouse high on a hill.

She left Mike leaning on the fence studying the nursing piglets with a faraway look in his eyes.

Under ordinary circumstances its prey would have been pigs and piglets, deer, antelope, water buffalo.

Apparently afraid that Metellus Pius was going to invade northern Spain from the headwaters of the Tagus, Sertorius had positioned his own army on the upper reaches of the Salo at Segontia, where he would be able to intercept the Piglet as he emerged from the narrow bridge of mountains which separated the Tagus from the Iberus.

They drove through pleasant countryside, and Mary Mallory gazed out at the black and white cows, and at chickens clucking in the barnyards, and once even a herd, or was it a flock, of pink piglets trotting along on delicate little hooves in wake of their enormous lumbering mother-sow.