Hog meaning

hôg, hŏg
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.

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The definition of a hog is an adult pig.

An example of a hog is a pig that is being sold for pork.

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To take more than one's share of.

Don't hog the couch.

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A big, heavy motorcycle.
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To cause (the back) to arch like that of a hog.
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To cut (a horse's mane) short and bristly.
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A large, heavy motorcycle.
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To grab greedily; take all of or an unfairly large share of.
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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.
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Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the warthog, and the boar.
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(nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.

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To shred (waste wood, for example) by machine.
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To arch upward in the middle. Used of a ship's keel.
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Any swine, esp. a domesticated adult (Sus scrofa) ready for market, or, in England, a castrated boar.
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A young sheep not yet shorn.
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To trim (a horse's mane) in order to make it bristly.
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To be higher in the center than at the ends.
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A domesticated pig weighing over 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
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A program that uses an excessive amount of computer resources, such as memory or disk, or takes a long time to execute.
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A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
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(slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.
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(UK) A young sheep that has not been shorn.
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A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.
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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.

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To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.

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(nautical) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
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(nautical) To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).
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high on
  • In a lavish or extravagant manner:.
    Lived high on the hog after getting his inheritance.
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go the whole hog
  • To go all the way; do or accept something fully.
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high on (or off) the hog
  • In a luxurious or costly way.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

high on
high on (<i>or</i> off) the hog

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.

    From Wiktionary