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In uncountable terms the difference between pig and waffle

is that pig is the edible meat of such an animal; pork while waffle is speech or writing that is vague, pretentious or evasive.

As nouns the difference between pig and waffle

is that pig is any of several mammalian species of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal Sus scrofa while waffle is a flat pastry pressed with a grid pattern.

As verbs the difference between pig and waffle

is that pig is to give birth while waffle is to smash.

As an acronym PIG

is persuade Identify GOTV, electoral technique commonly employed in the United Kingdom.



(wikipedia pig) (Sus)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) British slang sense "police officer" from at least 1785.2003', Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, Nina M. Hyams, ''An Introduction to Language'', page 474 — Similarly, the use of the word '''''pig''''' for “policeman” goes back at least as far as 1785, when a writer of the time called a Bow Street police officer a “China Street ' pig .”


(en noun)
  • Any of several mammalian species of the genus Sus'', having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal ''Sus scrofa .
  • The farmer kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from table scraps and field waste.
  • (lb) A young swine, a piglet .
  • * 2005 April, Live Swine from Canada, Investigation No. 731-TA-1076 (Final), publication 3766, April 2005, U.S. International Trade Commission (ISBN 1457819899), page I-9:
  • Weanlings grow into feeder pigs', and feeder '''pigs''' grow into slaughter hogs. Ultimately the end use for virtually all ' pigs and hogs is to be slaughtered for the production of pork and other products.
  • (uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
  • Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig .
  • * 2005 , Ross Eddy Osborn, Thorns of a Tainted Rose (ISBN 0741425319), page 196:
  • "Miss Chastene, could you fetch me out an extra plate of pig and biscuit[?] My partner can't do without your marvelous cooking."
  • Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.
  • You gluttonous pig ! Now that you've eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!
  • A nasty or disgusting person.
  • She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.
  • A dirty or slovenly person.
  • He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.
  • The protester shouted, “Don't give in to the pigs !” as he was arrested.
  • * 1989 , , (Carrion Comfort) , page 359,
  • “...Sounds too easy,” Marvin was saying. “What about the pigs ?”
    He meant police.
  • * 1990 , Jay Robert Nash, Encyclopedia of World Crime: Volume 1: A-C , page 198,
  • The bank robberies went on and each raid became more bloody, Meinhof encouraging her followers to “kill the pigs ” offering the slightest resistance, referring to policemen.
  • * 2008 , Frank Kusch, Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention , page 63,
  • Backing 300 of the more aggressive protesters was a supporting cast of several thousand more who stared down the small line of police. Those in front resumed their taunts of “Pig', '''pig''', fascist '''pig''',” and “'''pigs''' eat shit, ' pigs eat shit.” The rest of the crowd, however, backed off and sat down on the grass when reinforcements arrived. Police did not retaliate for the name-calling, and within minutes the line of demonstrators broke apart and the incident was over without violence.113
  • * 2011 , T. J. English, The Savage City: Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge , unnumbered page,
  • But me, I joined the party to fight the pigs . That?s why I joined. Because my experience with the police was always negative.
  • (informal) A difficult problem.
  • Hrm... this one's a real pig : I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!
  • (countable, and, uncountable) A block of cast metal.
  • The conveyor carried the pigs from the smelter to the freight cars.
    After the ill-advised trade, the investor was stuck with worthless options for 10,000 tons of iron pig .
  • The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
  • The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.
  • (engineering) A device for cleaning or inspecting the inside of an oil or gas pipeline, or for separating different substances within the pipeline. Named for the pig-like squealing noise made by their progress.
  • Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.
  • (pejorative) a person who is obese to the extent of resembling a pig (the animal)
  • The general-purpose M60 machine gun, considered to be heavy and bulky.
  • Unfortunately, the M60 is about twenty-four pounds and is very unbalanced. You try carrying the pig around the jungle and see how you feel.
    * (mammal of genus Sus) hog, swine, see also * (someone who overeats or eats rapidly) see * (nasty or disgusting person) see * (police officer) see * see
    * (mammal of genus Sus) boar, herd boar; sow, brood sow; piglet, piggy
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from the noun "pig") * blind pig * bush pig * dish pig * eat like a pig * flying pig * guinea pig * happy as a pig in shit * if pigs had wings * in a pig's eye * pig bed * pigface * piggery * piggish * piggy * piggy bank * piggyback * pigheaded * pig in a blanket * pig in a poke * pig iron * pig it * pig Latin * pig lead * piglet * pig-out * pig out * pigpen * pigskin * pig-sticking * pigsty * pigtail * pigweed * potbellied pig * suckling pig * sweat like a pig * when pigs fly * whistle pig * year of the pig
    * Abenaki: (l) (from "pigs") * Malecite-Passamaquoddy: (l) (from "pigs")


  • (of swine) to give birth.
  • The black sow pigged at seven this morning.
  • To greedily consume (especially food).
  • ''They were pigging on the free food at the bar.
  • * 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 349:
  • "Wow, Doc. That's heavy." Denis sat there pigging on the joint as usual.
  • To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
  • Etymology 2

    Origin unknown. See (m).


    (en noun)
  • (Scottish) earthenware, or an earthenware shard
  • An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer
  • Derived terms
    * pig-man * pig-wife * pig-cart * pig-ass * pig-shop



    Etymology 1

    The (etyl) word wafel was adopted into English in the 1700s. The Dutch word, in turn, derives from the (etyl) w?fel]]'' (modern German ''Waffel''), which was borrowed into Middle English around 1377 as ''wafer'', and which is also the source of the French ''gaufre''. ''[[wafel, W?fel'', in turn, derives from the Old High German ''waba'', ''wabo'' (modern German ''Wabe''), meaning ''honeycomb'' and ultimately related to the word ''weave . The verb sense "to smash" derives from the manner in which waffle-batter is smashed into its shape between the two halves of a waffle iron, and the sense "to press a waffle pattern into" derives from the pattern the waffle-iron-halves impart.


    (en noun)
  • (countable) A flat pastry pressed with a grid pattern.
  • The brunch was waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.
  • (countable, UK) A , a savoury flat potato cake with the same kind of grid pattern.
  • Derived terms
    * waffled * waffle iron


  • To smash.
  • * 1995 , Peter Allen David, The Incredible Hulk: What savage beast :
  • The cab was waffled in between the two, Marsh never having a prayer or even a full comprehension of what happened to him. He was crushed flat, never even hearing the deafening screech of metal.
  • * 1997 , Bill Conlin, Kevin Kerrane (editor), "Batting cleanup, Bill Conlin" , page 121:
  • These were not the Cowboys who were waffled , 45-14, here at mid-season. They came prepared to play a championship football game, with an ultra-conservative game plan suited to the horrendous turf conditions, and came close to pulling it off [...]
  • * 2005 , Shawn Michaels, with Aaron Feigenbaum, Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story , Page 47:
  • Then I waffled him and knocked him down. Why I cut myself open with the razor, I'm not completely sure. I was like the idiot in a bar who gets all worked up and smashes a bottle over his head [...]
  • * 2006 , Gordon Forbes, Tales from the Eagles Sideline (updated edition), page 2:
  • Bednarik, however, says the play became legendary only because of the circumstances. " I did it [...] to the top honcho. He just happened to be there and the pass was thrown to him. I waffled him cleanly." [...] "He just cold-cocked Frank," said linebacker Bob Pellegrini, whose injury sent Bednarik into the game to play defense.

    Etymology 2

    From the (etyl) ''woof ). Also note (etyl) .


  • (uncountable) Speech or writing that is vague, pretentious or evasive.
  • This interesting point seems to get lost a little within a lot of self-important waffle .
    * see


  • To move in a side-to-side motion and descend (lose altitude) before landing. wiffle'', ''whiffle .
  • The geese waffled as they approached the water.
  • To speak or write vaguely and evasively.
  • * 1970 , John Galloway, The Gulf of Tonkin resolution , page 115:
  • Again the answer was "waffled ," for this did not say that no air units had been alerted. Only that none had been "identified." Moreover, the reply concerned air "unit[s]" as opposed to "air craft".
  • To speak or write at length without any clear point or aim.
  • * 1976 Tony Hatch, So you want to be in the music business, Everest Books, p68
  • Unless you have a great line in gags or repartee don't waffle on aimlessly to your audience, or make in-jokes among yourselves, the band or the compere/DJ.
  • * 1984 "Apiary Antics- No.5," British bee journal , Volumes 112-113, p68
  • Before getting down to the nitty gritty of beekeeping, most contributors to BBJ like to waffle on for a bit about the weather, the state of their garden or something equally inconsequential.
  • * 2005 Bill Condon, No Worries, Univ. of Queensland Press, p78
  • She waffled on for ages. Usually I'd say something smart or make it obvious that I wasn't interested and couldn't be bothered listening.
  • * 2006 Carl Storm, A Mighty Fine Way to Live and Die, Backstrap Ltd, p8
  • The whole thing ended suddenly when the hotel manager arrived. He waffled on for a bit; this settled everyone down.
  • To vacillate.
  • He waffles between loving the movie and hating it, depending on who's asking.
  • To rotate (one's hand) back and forth in a gesture of vacillation or ambivalence.
  • * 2007 , Michael Koryta, Sorrow’s Anthem , Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-312-93660-0, page 146:
  • “”
    * (vacillate) blow hot and cold * (speak or write vaguely and evasively) beat around the bush