hoggish vs piggy what difference

what is difference between hoggish and piggy



hog +‎ -ish


hoggish (comparative more hoggish, superlative most hoggish)

  1. Having the characteristics of a pig
  2. Having a gluttonous appetite


Alternative forms

  • piggie (noun only)


pig +‎ -y


  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪɡi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡi
  • Hyphenation: pig‧gy


piggy (plural piggies)

  1. (hypocoristic) A pig (the animal).
    This little piggy went to market.
  2. (hypocoristic) A guinea pig.
    • 2009, Elvio Romeo, The Ultimate Guinea Pig Handbook (page 56)
      If you’re dead-set on breeding your piggies, here are some things to remember and purchase []
  3. (hypocoristic, slang) A toe.
    He has such cute piggies!
  4. (mildly derogatory) A pig, a greedy person.
    Can’t you finish your dinner? You’ve been a piggy, haven’t you?
  5. (derogatory, slang, Britain) A member of the police.

Derived terms

  • piggy move up


piggy (comparative piggier, superlative piggiest)

  1. greedy
  2. slovenly, dirty
    • 1983, Stephen King, Word Processor of the Gods
      He himself, who had always tried to be gentle and good (whatever “good” meant in this crazy world), had married Lina, who had developed into a silent, piggy woman, and had gotten Seth by her.

Derived terms

  • piggily
  • pigginess

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