hog·​gish | \ ˈhȯ-gish How to pronounce hoggish (audio) , ˈhä- \

Definition of hoggish

: grossly selfish, gluttonous, or filthy

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Other Words from hoggish

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, "Would You Trust a Snake-Wielding Preacher, if He Were Your Dad?," 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of hoggish

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoggish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoggish. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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hog·​gish | \ ˈhȯ-gish How to pronounce hoggish (audio) , ˈhä- \

Kids Definition of hoggish

: very selfish or greedy

Other Words from hoggish

hoggishly adverb

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