I tried looking up online dictionary but cannot find the meaning of 男猪脚? Its literal meaning is "I am a male pig's foot" and it makes no sense.

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This is internet slang: 猪脚 refers to 主角 (they have similar pronunciation), i.e. protagonist / leading role [character]. The original meaning of 猪脚 is pig feet; as @NS.X. commented, as internet slang it's usually used for playfulness, sarcasm or self-mockery.

我是男猪脚 means I am the leading man (main actor).

Related terms: 男猪 (男主角), 女猪 (女主角).

  • Thank you very much. Btw, do you know any site that I can search for these Chinese slang?
    – D_Ace
    Dec 2, 2017 at 11:31
  • Here's a list on wikipedia; but it doesn't include 猪脚. Or you can just search "网络用语大全", you'll get many lists, like this one.
    – user4072
    Dec 2, 2017 at 11:43
  • To be frank the new slang comes out at a very fast frequency. For instance, there are lots of new words coming from Baidu Tieba or Bilibili.tv every day. Feel free to drop a question here if you couldn't find an answer from Google/Wikipedia. Dec 2, 2017 at 15:38
  • it is in bkrs:猪脚 2) инт. главный персонаж (созвучно 主角) (Int. main personality)
    – user6065
    Dec 2, 2017 at 16:41
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    Worth noting the purpose of using internet slang here could be playfulness, sarcasm or self-mockery.
    – NS.X.
    Dec 3, 2017 at 3:56

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