hog wild

adjective
\ ˈhȯg-ˈwī(-ə)ld How to pronounce hog wild (audio) , ˈhäg- \

Definition of hog wild

: lacking in restraint : wild would go hog wild if unconfined by constitutional limitations— Leo Egan

Examples of hog wild in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bacon lovers, get ready to go hog wild over Dunkin's newest item. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Dunkin' launches new 'Snackin' Bacon' and brings back Irish Creme coffee, Lucky Shamrock Donut," 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, "Feral pig invasion, giant Christmas pyramid, rampaging fox attacks humans: News from around our 50 states," 20 Nov. 2019 Not that anybody is going hog wild over his scoreless streak. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Diamondbacks reliever Yoshihisa Hirano's downplays record scoreless streak," 30 June 2018 Tell that to the numerous sports outlets that are going hog wild over it. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "A 25-foot dancing hog statue now looms over Arkansas. It will light up, too," 11 June 2018 That’s the truest sign that San Diego is hog wild for barbecue. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's best BBQ: Here's where to make a pit stop," 13 May 2018 Of course, the regulator can’t just come right out and say, Go hog wild. Bess Levin, The Hive, "Billionaire G.O.P. Investors Are Privately Trash-Talking Trump," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hog wild

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Hog wild.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hog%20wild. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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