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 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 But Green Bay seems destined for another NFC North bid, while a deep NFC West (every team has won at least two) is threatening to hog wild-card bids. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2020 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 Tell that to the numerous sports outlets that are going hog wild over it. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, 11 June 2018 That’s the truest sign that San Diego is hog wild for barbecue. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, 13 May 2018 Of course, the regulator can’t just come right out and say, Go hog wild. Bess Levin, The Hive, 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 12 Jun. 2021.

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