hog wild

adjective

: lacking in restraint : wild
would go hog wild if unconfined by constitutional limitationsLeo Egan

Examples of hog wild in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Imagine that some program that got approved to use the API goes hog wild. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 Two years ago, Washington went hog wild with unemployment benefits and there was a big growth bang. WSJ, 30 June 2022 Hunters in Hays and Caldwell counties are about to go hog wild. Annie Blanks, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Jan. 2022 Cincinnati fans go hog wild for their Flying Pig Marathon. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 29 Oct. 2021 It’s my deep suspicion that if the USGA and R&A allowed the equipment companies to go hog wild and create equipment for recreational players, companies like Callaway, TaylorMade and Titleist would revolutionize the game for hackers. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 4 Apr. 2021 Bacon lovers, get ready to go hog wild over Dunkin's newest item. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2020 The campaign to prevent wild hogs from going hog wild in Montana was outlined at a conference hosted Friday by the Montana Invasive Species Council. USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2019 Not that anybody is going hog wild over his scoreless streak. Arizona Republic, azcentral, 30 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hog wild was in 1893

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“Hog wild.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hog%20wild. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

hog wild

adjective
: lacking control : unrestrained
went hog wild at the sight of all that candy

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