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hogger

[haw-ger, hog-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that hogs.
  2. Also called hog·head. Railroads Slang. a locomotive engineer.

Origin of hogger

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; hog + -er1
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Examples from the Web for hoghead

Historical Examples

  • After de best vittles, dere come some more what is mighty tasty, and they is hoghead and chittlings wid 'tatoes and turnips.

    Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1

    Various

  • Now you can tell that hoghead up there to pick up his wheels and get the string of varnished gondolas out of here.


Word Origin and History for hoghead

hogger

n.

"swineherd, herdsman," early 14c., from hog (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper