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

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

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



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


Full Definition of HOG

transitive verb
:  to cut (a horse's mane) short :  roach
:  to cause to arch
:  to take in excess of one's due <hog the credit>
:  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

May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
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