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noun [countable] pig pronunciation in British English /pɪɡ/
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  1. 1
    an animal with no fur and a curly tail kept by farmers for its meat. A female pig is called a sow and a young pig is called a piglet. The meat from a pig is called pork.
  2. 2
    an insulting word for someone who behaves in an unpleasant way

    You greedy pig – you’ve eaten up all the food.

    He’s just an ignorant pig.

  3. 3
    British informal something that is very difficult or unpleasant

    We had a pig of a game.

  4. 4
    offensive an insulting word for a police officer


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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