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.
An example of a hog is a pig that is being sold for pork.
Don't hog the couch.
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.
- In a lavish or extravagant manner:.Lived high on the hog after getting his inheritance.
- To go all the way; do or accept something fully.
- In a luxurious or costly way.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of hog
- Middle English from Old English hogg possibly of Celtic origin sū- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.