Pig-dog meaning

(Australia, New Zealand) A dog bred to hunt wild pigs and boars, typically based on breeds such as Staffordshire Terrier and English Bull Terrier.
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(surfing) A stance used for surfing tubes on one’s backhand. The surfer crouches low over a bent front knee, back leg extending back, outside hand holding onto the outside rail, and inside arm extended upwards touching the face of the wave as a guide (digging in to slow down).
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To surf in the pig dog stance.
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A contemptible or worthless person.
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Origin of pig-dog

  • (surfing stance): Taj Burrow offers two (perhaps fanciful) explanations: that it is from the strange dog-like face most surfers get when in the stance (page 119) or that the stance is low and sturdy like a dog (glossary page 171).

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