I. noun (plural hogs; also hog) Etymology: Middle English hogge, from Old English hogg Date: 14th century 1. a domestic swine especially when weighing more than 120 pounds (54 kilograms); broadly any of various wild and domestic swine 2. (usually hogg) British a young unshorn sheep; also wool from such a sheep 3. a. a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person b. one that uses something to excess <
old cars that are gas hogs
II. verb (hogged; hogging) Date: 1769 transitive verb 1. to cut (a horse's mane) short ; roach 2. to cause to arch 3. to take in excess of one's due <
hog the credit
4. to tear up or shred (as waste wood) into bits by machine intransitive verb to become curved upward in the middle — used of a ship's bottom or keel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hog — (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hog — [hôg, häg] n. pl. hogs or, for 1 & 2, hog [ME < OE hogg < ? or akin to ON höggva, to cut (akin to OE heawan, HEW), in basic sense “castrated”] 1. any swine, esp. a domesticated adult (Sus scrofa) ready for market, or, in England, a… …   English World dictionary

  • Hog — Hog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hogging}.] 1. To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse. Smart. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog — may refer to:* Pig * Harley Owners Group * The stock ticker symbol for Harley Davidson (HOG) * The Hogs (American football), the famed offensive line of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League * M60 machine gun, also referred to… …   Wikipedia

  • Hog — Hog, v. i. (Naut.) To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog s back; said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog — Hog, 1) (Hog Head), Vorgebirge an der Küste der Grafschaft Kerry in der irischen Provinz Munster; 2) Inselgruppe daselbst; 3) (Hog Island), Insel an der Küste Virginiens im Atlantischen Ocean (Nordamerika); 4) Insel im St. Clairsee in Obercanada; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • hog — [n1] pig boar, cob roller*, oinker*, piggy, piglet, porker*, razorback, shoat, sow, swine, warthog; concepts 394,400 hog [n2] glutton cormorant, epicure, gorger*, gormandizer, gourmand, greedy eater, hefty eater, pig*, swine*; concept 412 hog [v] …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • høg — sb., en, e, ene, i sms. høge , fx høgenæb …   Dansk ordbog

  • hog — hedge·hog·gy; hog; hog·gas·ter; hog·ger·el; hog·gery; hog·get; hog·gin; hog·gish; hog·gy; hog·head; hog·ling; hog·man; hog·ma·nay; hog·skin; ma·hog·a·nize; ma·hog·a·ny; qua·hog·ger; shear·hog; bush·hog; hog·ger; qua·hog; hog·gish·ly;… …   English syllables

  • hog — hoglike, adj. /hawg, hog/, n., v., hogged, hogging. n. 1. a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine. 2. a domesticated swine weighing 120 lb. (54 kg) or more, raised for market. 3. a selfish, gluttonous …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”