whole-hog

adjective \ ˈhōl-ˈhȯg \

Definition of whole-hog

:committed without reservation :thoroughgoing
  • a whole-hog patriot

First Known Use of whole-hog

1829


1

whole hog

noun

Definition of whole hog

:the whole way or farthest limit usually used adverbially in the phrase go the whole hog

First Known Use of whole hog

1825


2

whole hog

adverb

Definition of whole hog

:to the fullest extent :without reservation :completely
  • accepting whole hog the standards … of the majority
  • —R. B. Kaplan

First Known Use of whole hog

1840


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