hog

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English hogg, hocg (hog), possibly from Old Norse hǫggva (to strike, chop, cut), from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (to hew, forge), from Proto-Indo-European *kowə- (to beat, hew, forge). Cognate with Old High German houwan, Old Saxon hauwan, Old English hēawan (English hew). "Hog" originally meant a castrated male pig. (Compare "hoggett" for a castrated male sheep.) More at hew.

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hog (plural hogs)

  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the warthog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.
  4. (UK) A young sheep that has not been shorn.
  5. (nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  6. A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.

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hog (third-person singular simple present hogs, present participle hogging, simple past and past participle hogged)

  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one's share, to take precedence at the expense of another or others.
    Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
    2000 DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie, Scholastic Inc., New York, Ch 15:
    The [...] air-conditioning unit didn't work very good, and there was only one fan; and from the minute me and Winn-Dixie got in the library, he hogged it all.
  2. (transitive) To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Smart to this entry?)
  3. (nautical) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
  4. (transitive, nautical) To cause the keel of a ship to arch upwards (the opposite of sag).

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hog (plural hogs)

  1. hole

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