ball hog

noun

Definition of ball hog

chiefly US

  1. :  a player on a team sport (such as basketball) who controls and shoots the ball excessively instead of passing it to teammates :  a player who hogs the ball Prodigiously gifted, Bryant can also get under his teammates' skin—an occasional ball hog on the court and standoffish in the locker room. — Allison Samuels et al., Newsweek, 19 June 2000

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First Known Use of ball hog

1960


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