hogger

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

noun

a person or thing that hogs.
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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Word Origin and History for hogger

hogger


n.

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

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