Piggy vs Puggy - What's the difference?

piggy | puggy |

As adjectives the difference between piggy and puggy

is that piggy is greedy while puggy is resembling or characteristic of a pug dog.

As a noun piggy

is (hypocoristic) a pig (the animal).



Alternative forms

* piggie


  • (hypocoristic) A pig (the animal).
  • This little piggy went to market.
  • (hypocoristic) A guinea pig.
  • * 2009 , Elvio Romeo, The Ultimate Guinea Pig Handbook (page 56)
  • If you're dead-set on breeding your piggies , here are some things to remember and purchase
  • (hypocoristic, slang) A toe.
  • He has such cute piggies !
  • (mildly, derogatory) A pig, a greedy person.
  • Can't you finish your dinner? You've been a piggy , haven't you?
  • (derogatory, slang, UK) A member of the police.
  • Derived terms

    * piggily


  • greedy
  • slovenly, dirty
  • puggy



  • Resembling or characteristic of a pug dog.
  • a puggy nose
  • (Australia, New Zealand) sticky, claylike