bull vs pig what difference

what is difference between bull and pig

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʊl/
  • Rhymes: -ʊl

Etymology 1

From Middle English bole, bul, bule, from a conflation of Old English bula (bull, steer) and Old Norse boli, both from Proto-Germanic *bulô (bull), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰl̥no-, from *bʰel- (to blow, swell up). Cognate with West Frisian bolle, Dutch bul, German Low German Bull, German Bulle, Swedish bulla; also Old Irish ball (limb), Latin follis (bellows, leather bag), Thracian βόλινθος (vólinthos, wild bull), Albanian buall (buffalo) or related bolle (testicles), Ancient Greek φαλλός (phallós, penis).

Noun

bull (countable and uncountable, plural bulls)

  1. An adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.
    1. Specifically, one that is uncastrated.
  2. A male of domesticated cattle or oxen of any age.
  3. Any adult male bovine.
  4. An adult male of certain large mammals, such as whales, elephants, camels and seals.
  5. A large, strong man.
  6. (finance) An investor who buys (commodities or securities) in anticipation of a rise in prices.
  7. (slang) A policeman.
    • The Bat—they called him the Bat. []. He’d never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn’t run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn’t swear he knew his face.
    1. (US) Specifically, a policeman employed in a railroad yard.
  8. (LGBT, slang) An elderly lesbian.
  9. (Britain, historical, obsolete slang) A crown coin; its value, 5 shillings.
    • 1859, J.C. Hotten, A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words
      Half-a-crown is known as an alderman, half a bull, half a tusheroon, and a madza caroon; whilst a crown piece, or five shillings, may be called either a bull, or a caroon, or a cartwheel, or a coachwheel, or a thick-un, or a tusheroon.
  10. (Britain) Clipping of bullseye.
    • 1926, T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, New York: Anchor (1991), p. 219:
      A second good game was to cannon one galloping camel with another, and crash it into a near tree. Either the tree went down (valley trees in the light Hejaz soil were notably unstable things) or the rider was scratched and torn; or, best of all, he was swept quite out of his saddle, and left impaled on a thorny branch, if not dropped violently to the ground. This counted as a bull, and was very popular with everyone but him.
    1. (military, firearms) The central portion of a target, inside the inner and magpie.
  11. (Philadelphia, slang) A man or boy (derived from the Philadelphia English pronunciation of “boy”, which is practically a homophone of “bull”)
  12. (uncountable, informal, euphemistic, slang) Clipping of bullshit.
  13. A man who has sex with another man’s wife or girlfriend with the consent of both.
    • 2018 ‘Stag’ men love watching other guys have sex with their wives… but it’s not cuckolding
      The Vixen, often known as ‘Hotwife’, has sex with the encouragement of her husband or boyfriend with the Bull (that’s the guy who is servicing her). Another scenario is that the Vixen has sex with a Bull outside of the couple’s shared abode. Then she comes home and recounts all the details in a blow-by-blow description to turn the Stag on.
  14. (obsolete) A drink made by pouring water into a cask that previously held liquor.
Synonyms
  • (cattle): gentleman cow (obsolete, euphemistic)
  • (slang: male person): guy, dude, bro, cat
  • (slang: policeman): cop, copper, pig (derogatory), rozzer (British). See also Thesaurus:police officer
Antonyms
  • (finance: investor who sells in anticipation of a fall in prices): bear
Coordinate terms
  • cow, ox, calf, steer
Derived terms
  • Banbury story of a cock and a bull
Translations

Adjective

bull (not comparable)

  1. Large and strong, like a bull.
    • Synonyms: beefy, hunky, robust
    • Antonyms: feeble, puny, weak
  2. (of large mammals) adult male
    Synonym: male
    Antonym: female
  3. (finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear)
    Antonym: bear
  4. stupid
    Synonym: stupid
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

bull (third-person singular simple present bulls, present participle bulling, simple past and past participle bulled)

  1. (intransitive) To force oneself (in a particular direction).
    He bulled his way in.
  2. (intransitive) To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
  3. (finance, transitive) To endeavour to raise the market price of.
    to bull railroad bonds
  4. (finance, transitive) To endeavour to raise prices in.
    to bull the market

Derived terms

(terms derived from the adj., noun, or verb bull (etymology 1)):

Translations

Etymology 2

Middle English bulle, from Old French bulle, from Latin bulla, from Gaulish. Doublet of bull (bubble) and bulla.

Noun

bull (plural bulls)

  1. A papal bull, an official document or edict from the Pope.
  2. A seal affixed to a document, especially a document from the Pope.
Translations

Verb

bull (third-person singular simple present bulls, present participle bulling, simple past and past participle bulled)

  1. (dated, 17th century) to publish in a Papal bull

Etymology 3

Middle English bull (falsehood), of unknown origin. Possibly related to Old French boul, boule, bole (fraud, deceit, trickery). Popularly associated with bullshit.

Noun

bull (uncountable)

  1. A lie.
  2. (euphemistic, informal) Nonsense.
Synonyms
  • (nonsense): See also Thesaurus:nonsense
Translations

Verb

bull (third-person singular simple present bulls, present participle bulling, simple past and past participle bulled)

  1. To mock; to cheat.
  2. (intransitive) To lie, to tell untruths.
  3. (Britain, military) To polish boots to a high shine.

Etymology 4

Old French boule (ball), from Latin bulla (round swelling), of Gaulish origin. Doublet of bull (papal bull) and bulla.

Noun

bull (plural bulls)

  1. (obsolete) A bubble. [16th century]

References


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈbuʎ/
  • Homophone: vull
  • Rhymes: -uʎ

Etymology 1

From bullir.

Noun

bull m (plural bulls)

  1. boiling
  2. effervescence

Verb

bull

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of bullir
  2. second-person singular imperative form of bullir

Etymology 2

From Latin botulus (sausage).

Noun

bull m (plural bulls)

  1. A type of pork sausage.

Related terms

  • budell

Further reading

  • “bull” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Cimbrian

Etymology

Reduced form of bóol (well).

Adverb

bull (comparative péssor, superlative dar péste)

  1. (Sette Comuni) well

References

  • “bull” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

French

Etymology

From a clipped form of French bulldozer, from American English bulldozer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bul/, /byl/

Noun

bull m (plural bulls)

  1. (construction) bulldozer

Synonyms

  • bulldozer
  • bouldozeur (with a Francized / Frenchified spelling)

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʏtl/
  • Rhymes: -ʏtl

Noun

bull n (genitive singular bulls, no plural)

  1. nonsense, gibberish

Declension

Synonyms

  • rugl
  • vitleysa
  • þvæla

Related terms

  • bulla (to talk nonsense, to boil)

Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse bolli, from Proto-Germanic *bullô.

Noun

bull m

  1. wooden bowl, lathed vessel, big bowl

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *bullǭ.

Noun

bull f

  1. loaf
Derived terms
  • bullsjiv
  • bullstommel
  • rågbull


English

Wikispecies

Etymology 1

From Middle English pigge (pig, pigling) (originally a term for a young pig, with adult pigs being swine), apparently from Old English *picga (attested only in compounds, such as picgbrēad (mast, pig-fodder)). Compare Middle Dutch pogge, puggen, pegsken (pigling).

A connection to early modern Dutch bigge (contemporary big (piglet)), West Frisian bigge (pigling), and similar terms in Middle Low German is sometimes proposed, “but the phonology is difficult”. Some sources say the words are “almost certainly not” related, others consider a relation “probable, but not certain”.

The slang sense of “police officer” is attested since at least 1785.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡ

Noun

pig (plural pigs)

  1. Any of several intelligent mammalian species of the genus Sus, having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated animal Sus domesticus.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pig
  2. (specifically) A young swine, a piglet (contrasted with a hog, an adult swine).
    • 2005 April, Live Swine from Canada, Investigation No. 731-TA-1076 (Final), publication 3766, April 2005, U.S. International Trade Commission →ISBN, 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.
  3. (uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
    • 2005, Ross Eddy Osborn, Thorns of a Tainted Rose →ISBN, 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.”
  4. A light pinkish-red colour, like that of a pig (also called pig pink).
    • 2019, Bee Smith, Queen Bee’s Party
      So far on the streets there’s been a lot of metallic pink (the kind of pink as in the shade of pig you get, and this is exactly the shade of the diary I’ve been writing in) []
  5. (derogatory, slang) Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:glutton
  6. (derogatory, slang) A lecherous or sexist man.
  7. (derogatory, slang) A dirty or slovenly person.
  8. (derogatory) A very obese person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fat person
  9. (now chiefly US, Britain, Australia, derogatory, slang) A police officer. [From ante 1785.]
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:police officer
    • 1989, Dan Simmons, 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.
  10. (informal) A difficult problem.
  11. (countable and uncountable) A block of cast metal.
  12. The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
  13. (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.
  14. (US, military, slang) The general-purpose M60 machine gun, considered to be heavy and bulky.
  15. (uncountable) A simple dice game in which players roll the dice as many times as they like, either accumulating a greater score or losing previous points gained.
Hyponyms
  • (mammal of genus Sus): boar, herd boar; sow, brood sow; piglet, piggy
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Torres Strait Creole: pig
  • Tok Pisin: pik
  • Abenaki: piks (from “pigs”)
  • Malecite-Passamaquoddy: piks (from “pigs”)
Translations

Verb

pig (third-person singular simple present pigs, present participle pigging, simple past and past participle pigged)

  1. (of swine) to give birth.
  2. (intransitive) To greedily consume (especially food).
    • 2009, Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice, Vintage 2010, page 349:
      “Wow, Doc. That’s heavy.” Denis sat there pigging on the joint as usual.
  3. (intransitive) To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
  4. (intransitive) To live together in a crowded filthy manner.
  5. (transitive, engineering) To clean (a pipeline) using a pig (the device).

Etymology 2

Origin unknown. See piggin.

Noun

pig (plural pigs)

  1. (Scotland) earthenware, or an earthenware shard
  2. An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer
Derived terms

References

Anagrams

  • GIP, GPI, PGI, gip

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse pík, from Proto-Germanic *pīkaz, *pikkaz, cognate with English pike. Doublet of pik.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /piɡ/, [ˈpʰiɡ̊]
  • Homophone: pik

Noun

pig c (singular definite piggen, plural indefinite pigge)

  1. spike
  2. barb
  3. spine, quill (needle-like structure)
  4. prickle (a small, sharp pointed object, such as a thorn)

Inflection


Scots

Etymology

From Middle English pigge, pygge, from Old English *picga (pig; pigling), see English pig.

Sense of “vessel; jar” is from Middle English pygg, perhaps an extension of the above.

Noun

pig (plural pigs)

  1. pig
  2. pot, jar, earthenware

Derived terms


Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English pig.

Noun

pig

  1. pig
    Synonym: pwaka

Welsh

Etymology

Possibly from Middle English pyke (pike, sharp point). Cognate with Breton beg.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /piːɡ/

Noun

pig f (plural pigau)

  1. beak, bill
  2. point, spike
  3. spout

Derived terms

  • pigo (to prick, to peck, to sting)

Mutation

Further reading

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “pig”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies


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