rig pig

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rig pig (plural rig pigs)

  1. (Canada, impolite, slang) A worker on an oil rig; a roughneck.
    • 2005, Paul Carter, Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse, page 95:
      And, of course, they can maintain control of half a dozen shit-scared rig pigs.
    • 2006, Laurie Hannan, The Gamble, page 118:
      "Rig pigs are welders that drive souped up pick-up trucks with all their gear in the back and they spend weeks at sites welding. [] " " [] You should know that. You're from Alberta!"
    • 2007, Paul Carter, This Is Not a Drill: Just Another Glorious Day in the Oilfield, page 238:
      You are truly a fucking champion and thank you for bringing a smile to a rig pig's wife!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Most commonly used in Alberta, Canada.