hogger

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

a person or thing that hogs.
Also called hog·head. Railroads Slang. a locomotive engineer.

Nearby words

  1. hogchoker,
  2. hogfish,
  3. hogg,
  4. hogg, james,
  5. hogged,
  6. hoggery,
  7. hogget,
  8. hoggin,
  9. hogging moment,
  10. hoggish

Origin of hogger

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; hog + -er1

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Word Origin and History for hoghead

hogger

n.

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

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