road hog


a driver who obstructs traffic by occupying parts of two lanes.

Nearby words

  1. road apple,
  2. road book,
  3. road company,
  4. road gang,
  5. road hockey,
  6. road hump,
  7. road kill,
  8. road map,
  9. road metal,
  10. road movie

Origin of road hog

First recorded in 1890–95

Related formsroad-hog·gish, adjectiveroad-hog·gism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for road hog

road hog


informal a selfish or aggressive driver
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Idioms and Phrases with road hog

road hog

A motorist whose vehicle straddles two traffic lanes, as in Stay in your own lane, you road hog! This expression uses hog in the sense of “a greedy or selfish person.” [Colloquial; late 1800s]

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