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From pig +‎ -let (diminutive suffix). Attested from 1855. Displaced Old English fearh.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪɡ.lət/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪɡlət

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piglet (plural piglets)

  1. A young pig.
    • 1855 December 10, “Mother Goose in Trochaics”, in Buffalo Morning Express[1], Buffalo, NY, page 4:
      Very little was this piglet,
      And of course was not a big pig,
    Synonyms: bonham, hog-babe, pigling, shoat

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