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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Of or related to swine.
2. Piggish: greedy; sloppy; boorish.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin porcus (hog, pig). Ultimately from the Indo-European root porko- (a young pig) that is also the source of farrow, aardvark, porcelain, pork, porcupine, and porpoise. Earliest documented use: before 1425.
USAGE:"The lipstick on this pig was thick and expertly applied by a PR machine with a tremendous amount of porcine makeup experience."
Frank Bailey; Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin; Howard Books; 2011.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not. -Jean de la Bruyere, essayist and moralist (1645-1696)