bush pig

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A southern bush pig (Potamochoerus larvatus koirpotamu) at the San Diego Zoo, California

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bush pig (plural bush pigs)

  1. An African pig of the taxonomic genus Potamochoerus; genus or genus.
    • 1969, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Volume 63, page 19,
      The commonest game animals are vervet and colobus monkey, baboon, common duiker, bush-pig and grysbok.
    • 2006, Armin Prinz (editor), Hunting Food and Drinking Wine: Proceedings of the conference in Poysdorf, 2003, page 208,
      There are two types of bohonda net hunts. One type is directed by a nkangohonda (bush pig charmer), a sorcerer-hunter who handles bush pigs as easily as if they were dogs, gathering herds of them about him and even holding them by their necks.
    • 2011, Britannica Educational Publishing, Grazers, page 175,
      The bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus) is an African member of the pig family, Suidae, resembling a boar but with long body hair and tassels of hair on its ears.
  2. (Australia, slang, derogatory) An unattractive woman.
    • 1999 August 31, Phillip Germond, “Looking for your FAQ sheet”, alt.showbiz.gossip, Usenet:
       I find Clinton to be the greatest president because of all unintended humor he's supplied and for his parade of bush pigs like Lewinsky, Trip and Paula Jones.
    • 2005 January 11, Dan, “Miss Summarnats”, aus.cars, Usenet:
      Funny as that never really happens to me when I was drinking at a pub or a club and I see a bush pig no matter how drunk I am I still see a bush pig.
    • 2005 July 9, Sanctify, “The Christie comparison”, alt.tv.big-brother.australia, Usenet:
      She's a shocker - tits and body aside, she looks like a bush pig, acts like a bush pig, speaks like a bush pig and thus *is* a bush pig.  She'd win the ugliest girl football pull anyday.

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