[ hawg-wahyld, hog- ]
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  1. wildly or intemperately enthusiastic or excited.

Origin of hog-wild

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Words Nearby hog-wild

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How to use hog-wild in a sentence

  • His term is up, as is Hamas's (and they continue to run hog wild in Gaza, which Abu Mazen won't dare enter).

  • How "Joe Gardner's mule had gone plumb hog-wild when he tried to ride past the ol' ruins near th' ranch."

    The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
  • I reckon old Press deserved it—he's been running hog-wild round this town and this county too long already.

    Back Home | Irvin S. Cobb
  • "Man went hog-wild with his new-found freedom from divine guidance," he said.

    Pagan Passions | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • If the system had included a miniature full-color television camera, he could have gone hog wild.

    The Foreign Hand Tie | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • But there's goin' to be some fightin' sure as taxes, and when I get to fightin', I'm liable to go plumb, hog wild.

    Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony