Definition of pigswill in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪɡswɪl/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun]
Kitchen refuse and scraps fed to pigs.
Example sentences
  • Therefore the soul falls below its own level and disintegrates, like the prodigal son reduced to feeding on pigswill.
  • Too weak to work, Tim reads while a resentful Chris shovels manure and pigswill for both of them.
  • The meat was served in restaurants with no adverse effect on humans but the contaminated leftovers were sold to local farmers as pigswill.

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