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1hog

noun \ˈhg, ˈhäg\

: a pig

: a male pig that has had its sex organs removed and that is raised for meat

: a selfish or greedy person

plural hogs also hog

Full Definition of HOG

1
:  a domestic swine especially when weighing more than 120 pounds (54 kilograms); broadly :  any of various wild and domestic swine
2
usually hogg British :  a young unshorn sheep; also :  wool from such a sheep
3
a :  a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person
b :  one that uses something to excess <old cars that are gas hogs>
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Examples of HOG

  1. Don't be such a hog! Other people have to eat too!
  2. The new software is a real memory hog.

Origin of HOG

Middle English hogge, from Old English hogg
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with HOG

2hog

verb

: to take, keep, or use (something) in a way that prevents other people or things from having or using it

hoggedhog·ging

Full Definition of HOG

transitive verb
1
:  to cut (a horse's mane) short :  roach
2
:  to cause to arch
3
:  to take in excess of one's due <hog the credit>
4
:  to tear up or shred (as waste wood) into bits by machine
intransitive verb
:  to become curved upward in the middle —used of a ship's bottom or keel

Examples of HOG

  1. He's been hogging the remote control all night.

First Known Use of HOG

1769
HOGGING Defined for Kids

1hog

noun \ˈhg, ˈhäg\

Definition of HOG for Kids

1
:  a usually large adult pig
2
:  a greedy or dirty person

2hog

verb
hoggedhog·ging

Definition of HOG for Kids

:  to take or use in a way that keeps others from having or using <Stop hogging the ball.>

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