Hog vs. Pig

Main Difference

The main difference between hog, and pig is that a hog is a mature swine, while a ‘pig’ is an immature swine.

Hog vs. Pig — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Hog and Pig

Hog vs. Pig

A hog is a mature version of the swine whereas a ‘pig’ is an immature swine.

Hog vs. Pig

Feral hogs are all medium‑to‑large-sized animals, with a barrel-like stout body, small eyes, short and slender legs, and a long, pointed head supported by a short neck while pigs have short legs, bristle hair, cloven hooves, a cartilaginous snout.

Hog vs. Pig

A hog weighs more than 120 lbs. (54 kilograms) Conversely, a pig is lesser than 120 lbs.

Hognoun

Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the warthog, and the boar.

Pignoun

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 scrofa.

The man kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from carrots to cabbage.

Hognoun

(specifically) An adult swine contrasted with a pig, a young swine.

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Pignoun

(specifically) A young swine, a piglet contrasted with a hog, an adult swine.

Hognoun

A greedy person; one who refuses to share.

Pignoun

(uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.

Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig.

Hognoun

(slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.

Pignoun

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!

Hognoun

(UK) A young sheep that has not been shorn.

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Pignoun

A lecherous or sexist man.

She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.

Hognoun

(nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.

Pignoun

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.

Hognoun

A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.

Pignoun

A police officer.

The protester shouted, “Don't give in to the pigs!” as he was arrested.

Hognoun

A shilling coin; its value, 12 old pence.

Pignoun

(informal) A difficult problem.

Hrm... this one's a real pig: I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!

Hognoun

A tanner, a sixpence coin; its value.

Pignoun

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.

Hognoun

A half-crown coin; its value, 30 old pence.

Pignoun

The mold in which a block of metal is cast.

The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.

Hognoun

(informal) A quahog clam

Pignoun

(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.

Hogverb

(transitive) To greedily take more than one's share, to take precedence at the expense of another or others.

Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.

Pignoun

(derogatory) A person who is obese to the extent of resembling a pig (the animal).

Hogverb

(transitive) To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.

Pignoun

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.

Hogverb

(nautical) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.

Pignoun

(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.

Hogverb

To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).

Pignoun

(Scottish) earthenware, or an earthenware shard

Hognoun

a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

Pignoun

An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer

Hognoun

a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared

Pigverb

(of swine) to give birth.

The black sow pigged at seven this morning.

Hognoun

domestic swine

Pigverb

(intransitive) To greedily consume (especially food).

They were pigging on the free food at the bar.

Hogverb

take greedily; take more than one's share

Pigverb

(intransitive) To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.

Pigverb

To clean (a pipeline) using a pig the device.

Pignoun

domestic swine

Pignoun

a coarse obnoxious person

Pignoun

a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

Pignoun

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Pignoun

mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

Pignoun

a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace

Pigverb

live like a pig, in squalor

Pigverb

eat greedily;

he devoured three sandwiches

Pigverb

give birth;

sows farrow

Comparison Chart

HogPig
The mature version of the swineUncastrated male domestic/wild pig, of any gender
Weight
120 lbs. (54 kilograms)Lesser than 120 lbs
Appearance
Stout body, small eyes, short and slender legs, long, pointed head, a short neckShort legs, bristly hairy, cloven hooves, a cartilaginous snout

Hog vs. Pig

Hog refers to an older and bigger domesticated pig that weighs more than 54 kilograms or 120 lbs. Pig belongs to the Sus genus under the Suidae family. Some of the hunters also call a wild boar a hog. The hog is also a British term for a fully-grown castrated male pig. Pig refers to ten currently known living species, also including domesticated pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus), babirusas, warthogs, forest hogs, red river boars and bush pigs. Hogs are omnivores. They eat both plant and animal including grasses, forbs, mast (acorns), roots and tubers, browse, fruits, bulbs and mushrooms. Pigs, and hogs all wallow in mud, root around, and can destroy vegetation in their path. A hog is a name to describe larger pigs and boars. They are biologically very similar and belong to the Sus scrofa species. A pig usually refers to the barnyard variety. A hog is any of the various mammals from the family Suidae. Pig also refers to the members of the Suidae family, but they usually have short legs, bristle hair, cloven hooves, a cartilaginous snout.

What is Hog?

A hog is one of the various mammals from the family Suidae. It is a classification that includes the domesticated pig and some other wild species of swine (boar and the warthog). A hog refers to an older swine (those that are more than a few years old). Hog farmers use to call an older, bigger domesticated pig that weighs more than 54 kilograms (120 pounds) a hog. The word pig describes all species under the Suidae family. It includes hogs and boars. Wild pigs are also sometimes called wild hogs. The difference becomes more obvious when we talk about farms, farmers, or farming. Hogs have separate farms. A hog is a swine that is being or will be slaughtered. It is a swine greater than 120 pounds or 50 kilograms. Any swine less than this weight will not be classified as a hog. Also, hog-older swine is a swine that is ready to be sold in the market.

What is Pig?

Pigs are the mammals with stocky bodies, small eyes, large ears, and flat snouts that can move independently of their heads. They are highly intelligent, social animals that can be trained to do any tasks. Pig describes a swine that is young and usually domesticated. If a swine is quite young and a few years old, it is a pig. Pigs are found all over the world. Pig belongs to the Suidae family. This family includes eight genera and 16 species that are wild boars, warthogs, pygmy hogs, and domestic pigs. Pig, hog, and boar describe the same animal, but there are some distinctions. The term pig denotes a genus, and this term is also interchangeable with swine. It is a young, domesticated swine that is not yet ready for breeding. The most species of pigs are seen and found in Europe, Asia, and a few in Northern Africa. Pigs include wild boars, warty pigs, and bearded pigs. Pigs have short legs, bristly hairy, cloven hooves, a cartilaginous snout (used for digging). Their unique shaped snout is very useful. Such domesticated pigs are very useful in terms of meat. The prepared meats of the pig are ham, bacon, gammon, and pork. Small pigs are called ‘piglets.’ Pigs can also be massive in size and are usually pink in color. They can also be brown, black, grey, or with mixed combinations.

Conclusion

Hog, and Pig are not so many different swine. The farmers, hunters, and regular folk use these terms interchangeably.