- The definition of porcine is like or looking like a pig.
An example of someone porcine is a person covered in mud.
of or like pigs or hogs
Origin of porcineFrench porcin ; from Classical Latin porcinus ; from porcus, hog: see pork
Of or resembling swine or a pig: “a bald porcine old man” (Vladimir Nabokov).
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").