Wig vs Wog - What's the difference?

wig | wog |


As an adjective wig

is (aviation|nautical) wing-in-ground.

As a noun wog is

(british|slang|pejorative|ethnic slur) any dark-skinned person most commonly used to refer to people of indian, north african, mediterranean, or middle eastern ancestry or wog can be abbreviation of polliwog or wog can be a minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite or wog can be (scientology) an acronym for "without goals", ie a person who is not a scientologist or wog can be wog = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids.

As a verb wog is

(slang) to steal.

wig

English

Noun

(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

    Verb

    (wigg)
  • 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

    wog

    English

    (wikipedia wog)

    Etymology 1

    Perhaps an abbreviation of golliwog . The claim that it is an acronym for Westernised Oriental gentleman is demonstrably false, as this etymology does not seem to occur before the 1960’s although the term had been in use for over a hundred years at that point.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) Any dark-skinned person. Most commonly used to refer to people of Indian, North African, Mediterranean, or Middle Eastern ancestry.
  • (Australia, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Southern European, Mediterranean (especially Italian, Croatian, Lebanese, Greek, Serbian, Macedonian and Bosnian people).
  • Synonyms
    * (person of Italian descent) dago * (person of Italian descent) Eyetie * (person of Italian descent) goombah * (person of Italian descent) greaseball * (person of Italian descent) guido * (person of Italian descent) guinea * (person of Italian descent) wop

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of polliwog .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Abbreviation of polliwog
  • (nautical, slang) Short for pollywog, or a sailor who has never crossed the Equator. Often referred to as either filthy, slimy, or even dirty wogs
  • Etymology 3

    Unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A minor illness, a bug, an insect or parasite.
  • Etymology 4

    Initialism, coined by .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Scientology) an acronym for "Without Goals", i.e. a person who is not a Scientologist.
  • Etymology 5

    Initialism.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • WOG = water-oil-gas, typically marked on valves indicating acceptable for use with these fluids.
  • Etymology 6

    Unknown.

    Verb

  • (slang) To steal.
  • Derived terms
    * woggish English terms with unknown etymologies ----