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hoggish

[ haw-gish, hog-ish ]
/ ˈhɔ gɪʃ, ˈhɒg ɪʃ /
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adjective

like or befitting a hog.
selfish; gluttonous; filthy.

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hogger, hoggery, hogget, hoggin, hogging moment, hoggish, hoggishly, hogmanay, hogmolly, hognose snake, hognosed skunk

Origin of hoggish

1425–75; late Middle English. See hog, -ish1
Related formshog·gish·ly, adverbhog·gish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hoggish

hoggish

/ (ˈhɒɡɪʃ) /

adjective

selfish, gluttonous, or dirty
Derived Formshoggishly, adverbhoggishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hoggish

hoggish


adj.

"gluttonous," late 15c., from hog (n.) + -ish. Related: Hoggishly; hoggishness.

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