Sig vs Wig - What's the difference?

sig | wig |

As a noun sig

is a special interest group; a group formed to discuss a particular topic or issue.

As an adjective wig is

(aviation|nautical) wing-in-ground.



Etymology 1

A shortened form of (m).


(en noun)
  • (informal) A signature, usually when used as a digital signature on emails.
  • * 1995 , Vince Emery, How to grow your business on the Internet
  • Your sig should ideally be four or five lines long, six or seven at the maximum. Since it will be repeated on hundreds of messages, a long signature wastes bandwidth and is therefore rude.
    Derived terms
    * sigblock * sigfile * siggy * sigless

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . Compare West Frisian sege, Dutch zege, German Sieg, Danish sejr, Swedish seger.


    (en noun)
  • A victory, triumph
  • Etymology 3

    Related to .


  • (UK, dialectal) Urine.
  • wig



    (en noun)
  • A head of real or synthetic hair worn on the head to disguise baldness; for cultural or religious reasons; for fashion; or by actors to help them better resemble the character they are portraying.
  • (dated, among fishermen) An old seal.
  • Synonyms

    * hairpiece * toupee, toupe * peruke * periwig

    Derived terms

    * bald wig * bewigged * fright wig * wigmaker * wig out


  • To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).
  • (colloquial) To upbraid, reprimand.
  • (colloquial) To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.
  • See also

    * earwig * merkin * periwig * peruke