Definition Swine

English vocabulary and translations (See all our English vocabulary translation)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.

Definition

(a) swine: (a) pig, hog, boar; a mean or unpleasant person
noun
In the figurative sense swine means "shameless":

That swine had the nerve to call me again! Even after he ruined my wedding day by throwing tomatoes at my wife!
My cousin makes a decent living raising swine. It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.

Swine in the "pig" sense, doesn't vary when plural:

a swine
two swine

Pronunciation examples
UK: My ex-husband is a real swine. I hate him.
US: My cousin makes a decent living raising swine.

Examples

  • "Susie : Philip, you swine!"
  • "Is it the swine flu?"

Still having difficulties with 'Swine'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Swine'? Share it with us!