noun (1)
hog·​ger | \ ˈhägər, ˈhəg- \
plural -s

Definition of hogger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly Scottish : a stocking made without a foot and worn as a gaiter
2 chiefly Scottish : an old stocking used for keeping money


noun (2)
hog·​ger | \ ˈhȯgə(r), ˈhäg- \
plural -s

Definition of hogger (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a machine tool that takes heavy cuts at high speed
2a slang : a locomotive engineer

called also hoghead

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First Known Use of hogger

Noun (1)

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hogger

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

partly from hog entry 1 + -er; partly from hog entry 2 + -er

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“Hogger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hogger. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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