From hog + waller (pig bed), akin to hog island and hog town, late 19th century. It appears to have developed as a portrayal of some parts of the American rural South no later than 1915, when a syndicated column called The Hogwallow News can be documented as running in some American newspapers.
- (slang, US, pejorative) Any poor town or out-of-the-way place that is populated by hillbillies and their farm animals.
- hog waller; hog island, Cassell's Dictionary of Slang, by Jonathon Green, 2nd edition, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.: 2005, ISBN 0304366366.
- Sorensen, Adam (2007-11-29), “Where's the pork? The rise and fall of the Hogwaller name”, in The Hook (newspaper), Charlottesville, retrieved 2008-02-24
- "Where's the pork? The rise and fall of the Hogwaller name"