pig Latinpig Latin
a playful secret language in which each word is pronounced beginning with its first vowel, and any preceding consonants are moved to the end to form a new syllable with the vowel sound (?), as “oybay” for boy: a word beginning with a vowel can be handled variously, as in “armay,” “armway,” or “armhay” for arm
A jargon systematically formed by the transposition of the initial consonant to the end of the word and the suffixation of an additional syllable, as igpay atinlay for pig Latin.
- Alternative capitalization of pig Latin.