- 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
Other Word Forms of Hog
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hog
- high on
- go the whole hog
- high on (or off) the hog
Origin of Hog
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.
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
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