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[haw-gish, hog-ish]
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  1. like or befitting a hog.
  2. selfish; gluttonous; filthy.
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Origin of hoggish

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

acquisitive, avaricious, avid, carnivorous, close, close-fisted, covetous, craving, desirous, eager, edacious, gluttonous, grabby, grasping, hungry, impatient, insatiable, esurient, grudging

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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

    Stanley Waterloo

  • All our industrious men were well behaved; and all our idle men were hoggish.

British Dictionary definitions for hoggish


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


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

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