[ hawg, hog ]
/ hɔg, hɒg /
a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine.
a domesticated swine weighing 120 pounds (54 kg) or more, raised for market.
a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person.
- a large, heavy motorcycle.
- an impressively large luxury automobile.
Also hogg, hogget. British.
- a sheep about one year old that has not been shorn.
- the wool shorn from such a sheep.
- any of several other domestic animals, as a bullock, that are one year old.
Railroads Slang. a locomotive.
a machine for shredding wood.
Curling. a stone that stops before reaching the hog score.
verb (used with object), hogged, hog·ging.
to appropriate selfishly; take more than one's share of.
to arch (the back) upward like that of a hog.
(in machine-shop practice) to cut deeply into (a metal bar or slab) to reduce it to a shape suitable for final machining.
to shred (a piece of wood).
verb (used without object), hogged, hog·ging.
Nautical. (of a hull) to have less than the proper amount of sheer because of structural weakness; arch.Compare sag(def 6a).
Words nearby hog
Idioms for hog
go the whole hog, to proceed or indulge completely and unreservedly: We went the whole hog and took a cruise around the world.Also go whole hog.
live high off/on the hog, to be in prosperous circumstances.Also eat high off the hog.
Origin of hog
1300–50; Middle English; compare Old English hogg- in place-names; perhaps < Celtic; compare Welsh hwch, Cornish hogh swine
OTHER WORDS FROM hoghog·like, adjectiveun·hogged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for eat high off the hog
/ (hɒɡ) /
a domesticated pig, esp a castrated male weighing more than 102 kg
US and Canadian any artiodactyl mammal of the family Suidae; pig
Also: hogg British dialect, Australian and NZ another name for hogget
informal a selfish, greedy, or slovenly person
nautical a stiff brush, for scraping a vessel's bottom
nautical the amount or extent to which a vessel is hoggedCompare sag (def. 6)
another word for camber (def. 4)
slang, mainly US a large powerful motorcycle
go the whole hog informal to do something thoroughly or unreservedlyif you are redecorating one room, why not go the whole hog and paint the entire house?
live high on the hog or live high off the hog informal, mainly US to have an extravagant lifestyle
verb hogs, hogging or hogged (tr)
slang to take more than one's share of
to arch (the back) like a hog
to cut (the mane) of (a horse) very short
Derived forms of hoghogger, nounhoglike, adjective
Word Origin for hog
Old English hogg, from Celtic; compare Cornish hoch
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Idioms and Phrases with eat high off the hog (1 of 2)
eat high off the hog
see high off the hog.
Idioms and Phrases with eat high off the hog (2 of 2)
see go hog wild; go whole hog; high off the hog; road hog.
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