hogger

[ haw-ger, hog-er ]
/ ˈhɔ gər, ˈhɒg ər /

noun

a person or thing that hogs.
Also called hoghead .Railroads Slang. a locomotive engineer.

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Origin of hogger

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; hog + -er1
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