- like or befitting a hog.
- selfish; gluttonous; filthy.
Origin of hoggish
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Examples from the Web for hoggish
We fellers are only havin' a little fun with 'em for bein' so stuck-up and hoggish.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
He was as unsociable, hoggish an old curmudgeon as ever rode a stout hack.The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
For those devils so talked of and feared are none else but hoggish jailors.
It had a black, hoggish nose, but there were fangs in its great jaws.The Story of Ab
All our industrious men were well behaved; and all our idle men were hoggish.A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed.
- selfish, gluttonous, or dirty
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Word Origin and History for hoggish
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