A pair of hogs.
- Hog is defined as a selfish or very dirty person, or is slang for a large motorcycle.
- An example of a hog is someone eating the last of the food, their third helping, before others have had a chance to have any of the food.
- An example of a hog is a Harley-Davidson.
- The definition of a hog is an adult pig.
An example of a hog is a pig that is being sold for pork.
- any swine, esp. a domesticated adult (Sus scrofa) ready for market, or, in England, a castrated boar
- Brit. a young sheep not yet shorn
- a selfish, greedy, or gluttonous person
- a coarse or filthy person
- Slang a large, heavy motorcycle
Origin of hogMiddle English from Old English hogg from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Old Norse höggva, to cut (akin to Old English heawan, hew), in basic sense “castrated”
transitive verbhogged, hog′ging
- to arch (the back) like a hog's
- to cause (a ship, keel, etc.) to be higher in the center than at the ends
- to trim (a horse's mane) in order to make it bristly
- Slang to grab greedily; take all of or an unfairly large share of
go the whole hog
high on (or off) the hog
- a. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, which includes the domesticated pig as well as wild species, such as the wild boar and the warthog.b. A domesticated pig weighing over 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
- a. A self-indulgent, gluttonous, or filthy person.b. One that uses too much of something.
- also hogg a. Chiefly British A young sheep before it has been shorn.b. The wool from this type of sheep.
- Slang A big, heavy motorcycle.
verbhogged, hog·ging, hogs
- Informal To take more than one's share of: Don't hog the couch.
- To cause (the back) to arch like that of a hog.
- To cut (a horse's mane) short and bristly.
- To shred (waste wood, for example) by machine.
Origin of hogMiddle English from Old English hogg possibly of Celtic origin ; see sū- in Indo-European roots.
- Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the warthog, and the boar.
- A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
- (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.
- (UK) A young sheep that has not been shorn.
- (nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.
- A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.
(third-person singular simple present hogs, present participle hogging, simple past and past participle hogged)
- To greedily take more than one's share, to take precedence at the expense of another or others.
- Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
- 2000 DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie, Scholastic Inc., New York, Ch 15:
- The [...] air-conditioning unit didn't work very good, and there was only one fan; and from the minute me and Winn-Dixie got in the library, he hogged it all.
- To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.
- (nautical) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
- (nautical) To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).
From Middle English, from Old English hogg, hocg (“hog”), possibly from Old Norse hǫggva (“to strike, chop, cut”), from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (“to hew, forge”), from Proto-Indo-European *kowə- (“to beat, hew, forge”). Cognate with Old High German houwan, Old Saxon hauwan, Old English hēawan (English hew). "Hog" originally meant a castrated male pig. (Compare "hoggett" for a castrated male sheep.) More at hew.
hog - Computer Definition
A program that uses an excessive amount of computer resources, such as memory or disk, or takes a long time to execute.