- Drawing attention to male chauvinism (from the term male chauvinist pig).
- Representing the sound made by a pig.
- The sound made by a pig, or an imitation thereof.
"The protesters replied to the police officers' demands with a chorus of oinks."
- (intransitive) Of a pig or in imitation thereof, to make its characteristic sound.
"The hogs oinked happily in their pen as the farmer poured slop in their feeding trough."