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Word of the Month ~ Swine May 8, 2009

Filed under: Palabra del Mes — profesoraingles @ 9:01 am
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swine |swīn|
noun ( pl. same)
1 a pig.
2 ( pl. same or swines) informal a person regarded by the speaker with contempt and disgust : what an arrogant, unfeeling swine!
DERIVATIVES
swinish adjective
swinishly adverb
swinishness noun
ORIGIN Old English swīn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zwijn and German Schwein, also to sow 2 .

 

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