Hoggery
Hoggery Hog"ger*y, n. Hoggish character or manners; selfishness; greed; beastliness. [1913 Webster]

Crime and shame And all their hoggery. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]


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  • hoggery — hog ► NOUN 1) a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2) informal a greedy person. ► VERB (hogged, hogging) informal ▪ take or hoard selfishly. ● go the whole hog Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hoggery — /haw geuh ree, hog euh /, n., pl. hoggeries. 1. piggery. 2. slovenly or greedy behavior. [1810 20; HOG + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hoggery — hog·gery …   English syllables

  • hoggery — ˈhȯg(ə)rē, ˈhäg , ri noun ( es) 1. : a place where hogs are kept : piggery, hog house 2. : hoggish character or manners : gross animality : greed …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog — noun 1》 a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2》 informal a greedy person. 3》 informal a large motorcycle. 4》 (also hogg) dialect a young sheep before the first shearing. verb (hogs, hogging, hogged) 1》 informal take or hoard… …   English new terms dictionary

  • hog — ► NOUN 1) a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2) informal a greedy person. ► VERB (hogged, hogging) informal ▪ take or hoard selfishly. ● go the whole hog Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hogger — hog ► NOUN 1) a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2) informal a greedy person. ► VERB (hogged, hogging) informal ▪ take or hoard selfishly. ● go the whole hog Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hoggish — hog ► NOUN 1) a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2) informal a greedy person. ► VERB (hogged, hogging) informal ▪ take or hoard selfishly. ● go the whole hog Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hog — n. & v. n. 1 a a domesticated pig, esp. a castrated male reared for slaughter. b any of several other pigs of the family Suidae, e.g. a wart hog. 2 colloq. a greedy person. 3 (also hogg) Brit. dial. a young sheep before the first shearing. v.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog|pen — «HOG PEHN, HG », noun. 1. a place where hogs are kept; hoggery. 2. Figurative. a filthy place …   Useful english dictionary

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