hoggy

noun
hog·​gy
variants: or hoggee \ ˈhȯgē , ˈhäg-​ \
plural hoggies or hoggees

Definition of hoggy

: a towpath driver for the early 19th century barge transportation system in parts of the eastern U.S.

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History and Etymology for hoggy

probably from hog entry 1 + -y or -ee (alteration of -y)

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“Hoggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoggy. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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