grunter vs hog what difference

what is difference between grunter and hog

English

Etymology

grunt +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɽʌntə/
  • Rhymes: -ʌntə(r)

Noun

grunter (plural grunters)

  1. One who grunts.
  2. Any of a group of fish of the family Terapontidae, which make a grunting sound when caught.
  3. (slang) A pig.
    • 1875, W. R. Ancketill, The Adventures of Mick Callighin, M.P.
      A pig fight on board ship has always amused me very much: stand on the bridge, and look down into the crowded pen of grunters []
  4. (dated, brass founding) A hook used in lifting a crucible.

Synonyms

  • (fish): tiger perch

Derived terms



English

Alternative forms

  • (UK, dialectal) ‘og

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɒɡ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɑɡ/, /hɔɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒɡ
  • Homophone: hogg

Etymology 1

From Middle English hog, from Old English hogg, hocg (hog), possibly from Old Norse hǫggva (to strike, chop, cut), from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (to hew, forge), from Proto-Indo-European *kewh₂- (to beat, hew, forge). Cognate with Old High German houwan, Old Saxon hauwan, Old English hēawan (English hew). Hog originally meant a castrated male pig, hence a sense of “the cut one”. (Compare hogget for a castrated male sheep.) More at hew.
Alternatively from a Brythonic language, from Proto-Celtic *sukkos, from Proto-Indo-European *suH- and thus cognate with Welsh hwch (sow) and Cornish hogh (pig).

Noun

hog (plural hogs)

  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the warthog, and the boar.
  2. (specifically) An adult swine (contrasted with a pig, a young 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. A greedy person or thing; one who refuses to share.
  4. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.
  5. (Britain) A young sheep that has not been shorn.
  6. (nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship’s bottom under water.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  7. A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.
  8. (Britain, historical, archaic slang, countable and uncountable) A shilling coin; its value, 12 old pence.
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, xxix
      ‘’Ere y’are, the best rig-out you ever ’ad. A tosheroon [half a crown] for the coat, two ’ogs for the trousers, one and a tanner for the boots, and a ’og for the cap and scarf. That’s seven bob.’
  9. (Britain, historical, obsolete slang, countable and uncountable) A tanner, a sixpence coin; its value.
  10. (Britain, historical, obsolete slang, countable and uncountable) A half-crown coin; its value, 30 old pence.
  11. (nautical) the effect of the middle of the hull of a ship rising while the ends droop
Hyponyms
  • (shilling coins) white hog, black hog
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

hog (third-person singular simple present hogs, present participle hogging, simple past and past participle hogged)

  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one’s share, to take precedence at the expense of another or others.
    • 2000 DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie, Scholastic Inc., New York, Ch 15:
      The […] air-conditioning unit didn’t work very good, and there was only one fan; and from the minute me and Winn-Dixie got in the library, he hogged it all.
    Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
  2. (transitive) To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Smart to this entry?)
  3. (nautical) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
  4. (transitive, nautical) To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).
Synonyms
  • (take greedily): bogart
Translations

Etymology 2

Verb

hog (third-person singular simple present hogs, present participle hogging, simple past and past participle hogged)

  1. (transitive) To process (bark, etc.) into hog fuel.
Derived terms
  • unhogged

Etymology 3

Clipping of quahog

Noun

hog (plural hogs)

  1. (informal) A quahog (clam)

Anagrams

  • GOH, GoH, Goh, OHG, OHG., gho

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • ogge, hogge, hoge, hooge

Etymology

From Old English hogg, hocg; further etymology is disputed.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔɡ/, /hɔːɡ/

Noun

hog (plural hogges, genitive hogges)

  1. A pig or swine, especially one that is castrated and male.
  2. The meat of swine or pigs.
  3. A hogget or young sheep.

Synonyms

  • swine
  • pigge

Related terms

  • hoggeshed

Descendants

  • English: hog
  • Scots: hog, hogue

References

  • “hogge, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-03.

Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hoɡ/

Noun

hog (nominative plural hogs)

  1. hole

Declension


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