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Etymology

Old Norse hoggva (to strike, to cut). "Hog" originally meant a castrated male pig. (Compare "hoggett" for a castrated male sheep.)

Pronunciation

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Noun

Singular
hog

Plural
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  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.

Verb

Infinitive
to hog

Third person singular
hogg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to hog (third-person singular simple present hogg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one's share.
    Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.

Derived terms

  • road hog (someone who drives dangerously without caring about others)

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