hoggish

adjective

hog·​gish ˈhȯ-gish How to pronounce hoggish (audio)
ˈhä-
: grossly selfish, gluttonous, or filthy
hoggishly adverb
hoggishness noun

Examples of hoggish in a Sentence

was feeling hoggish after the hike and ate the whole bag of cookies
Recent Examples on the Web Despite the plot’s violence and death, this is not a despairing book, but a hopeful one, of Appalachian women taking back their life stories from hoggish men whose power, both in the home and outside of it, is largely an illusion. Amy Rowland, New York Times, 12 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoggish was in the 15th century

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“Hoggish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoggish. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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