Origin of porcineFrench porcin from Classical Latin porcinus from porcus, hog: see pork
Muddy and porcine, the group of friends wallowed in the mud happily.
An example of someone porcine is a person covered in mud.
Origin of porcineMiddle English from Old French porcin from Latin porcīnus from porcus pig ; see porko- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more porcine, superlative most porcine)
- Of, or pertaining to, the pig.
- Overweight to the extent of resembling a pig; morbidly obese.
From the Latin adjective porcinus, from the noun porcus (“pig").
- For lovers of all things porcine, there are lots of pink pig Christmas ornaments.