[ haw-ger, hog-er ]
/ ˈhɔ gər, ˈhɒg ər /
a person or thing that hogs.
Also called hog·head. Railroads Slang. a locomotive engineer.
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Word Origin and History for hogger
"swineherd, herdsman," early 14c., from hog (n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper