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 Dictionary entry overview: What does porcine mean? 

PORCINE (adjective)
  The adjective PORCINE has 3 senses:

1. relating to or suggesting swine
2. repellently fat
3. resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy

  Familiarity information: PORCINE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

PORCINE (adjective)

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Relating to or suggesting swine

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

comparison between human and porcine pleasures


swine (stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals)

Sense 2porcine [BACK TO TOP]


Repellently fat


porcine; gross

Context example:

a bald porcine old man


fat (having much flesh (especially fat))

Sense 3porcine [BACK TO TOP]


Resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy


hoggish; piggish; piggy; swinish; porcine

Context examples:

piggish table manners / the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father / swinish slavering over food


gluttonous (given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink)

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