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road hog

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noun
  1. a driver who obstructs traffic by occupying parts of two lanes.
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Origin of road hog

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formsroad-hog·gish, adjectiveroad-hog·gism, noun
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  • One hopes that practice with the Indian variety may help them in their chase of the Uhlan road-hog.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 21, 1914

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British Dictionary definitions for road hog

road hog

noun
  1. 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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