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December 19, 2002

Slang of the Week: pig out (verb phrase)
overeat

Example:
Elvis loved to pig out on fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches.

Celebrity quote:
"Oh my God, it's insane-she has the most beautiful figure. And I heard she pigged out on Chinese food right before we shot."
-Drew Barrymore, talking about Demi Moore in the new Charlie's Angels movie

Though we say pigging out for "eating too much" we don't generally use pig to mean a fat person. (Pigs are usually unpleasant or selfish people.) However, porker (like "pork") can be used to describe someone larger than average, as can cow (to describe women only) or whale. Hopefully, your manners are too good to use any of these.

Slang City Mail will be taking next week off for Christmas, but we'll be back on January 2nd. Enjoy pigging out over the holidays!

What's new at Slang City?
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