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hog

Noun

1 a person regarded as greedy and pig-like [syn: pig]
2 a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared [syn: hogget, hogg]
3 domestic swine [syn: pig, grunter, squealer, Sus scrofa] v : take greedily; take more than one's share [also: hogging, hogged]

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English

Etymology

Old Norse hoggva = "to strike", "to cut". "Hog" originally meant a castrated male pig. (Compare "hoggett" for a castrated male sheep.)

Pronunciation

  • a RP /hɒɡ/
  • a US /hɑːg/|/hɔːg/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒɡ

Noun

  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.

Verb

  1. To greedily take more than one's share.
    Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.

Derived terms

  • road hog (someone who drives dangerously without caring about others)

Extensive Definition

Hog may refer to:

Further disambiguation

hog in German: HOG
hog in Italian: HOG

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adopt, appropriate, arrogate, assume, barrow, belly-god, boar, careerist, colonize, conquer, cormorant, corner, egotist, engross, enslave, forestall, fortune hunter, gilt, glutton, gorger, gormand, gormandizer, gourmand, gourmandizer, greedy eater, greedygut, greedyguts, guttler, husky eater, indent, individualist, jump a claim, lone wolf, loner, make free with, make use of, monopolist, monopolize, narcissist, occupy, overrun, pig, piggy, piglet, pigling, porker, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, razorback, requisition, road hog, self-advancer, self-pleaser, self-seeker, self-server, shoat, sit on, slattern, sloven, slut, sow, squat on, subjugate, suckling pig, swine, take all of, take it all, take over, take possession of, take up, temporizer, tie up, timepleaser, timeserver, trencherman, trencherwoman, tufthunter, tusker, usurp, wild boar
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