hog

hog
hoglike, adj.
/hawg, hog/, n., v., hogged, hogging.
n.
1. a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine.
2. a domesticated swine weighing 120 lb. (54 kg) or more, raised for market.
3. a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person.
4. Slang.
a. a large, heavy motorcycle.
b. an impressively large luxury automobile.
5. Also, hogg, hogget. Brit.
a. a sheep about one year old that has not been shorn.
b. the wool shorn from such a sheep.
c. any of several other domestic animals, as a bullock, that are one year old.
6. Railroads Slang. a locomotive.
7. a machine for shredding wood.
8. Curling. a stone that stops before reaching the hog score.
9. go the whole hog, to proceed or indulge completely and unreservedly: We went the whole hog and took a cruise around the world. Also, go whole hog.
10. live high off or on the hog, to be in prosperous circumstances. Also, eat high off the hog.
v.t.
11. to appropriate selfishly; take more than one's share of.
12. to arch (the back) upward like that of a hog.
13. roach3 (def. 3).
14. (in machine-shop practice) to cut deeply into (a metal bar or slab) to reduce it to a shape suitable for final machining.
15. to shred (a piece of wood).
v.i.
16. Naut. (of a hull) to have less than the proper amount of sheer because of structural weakness; arch. Cf. sag (def. 6a).
[1300-50; ME; cf. OE hogg- in place-names; perh. < Celtic; cf. Welsh hwch, Cornish hogh swine]

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Heavy, fat-producing domesticated pig developed in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th century.

As the growing use of cheaper vegetable oils decreased the importance of lard as a source of fat, meatpackers sought hogs yielding more lean meat and less fat, and breeders (mostly European) began crossbreeding programs to obtain lean meat and vigorous animals. Today the term hog is often used for any pig weighing more than 120 lbs (54 kg).

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  • Hog — (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hog — [hôg, häg] n. pl. hogs or, for 1 & 2, hog [ME < OE hogg < ? or akin to ON höggva, to cut (akin to OE heawan, HEW), in basic sense “castrated”] 1. any swine, esp. a domesticated adult (Sus scrofa) ready for market, or, in England, a… …   English World dictionary

  • Hog — Hog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hogging}.] 1. To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse. Smart. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hog — Hog, v. i. (Naut.) To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog s back; said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog — Hog, 1) (Hog Head), Vorgebirge an der Küste der Grafschaft Kerry in der irischen Provinz Munster; 2) Inselgruppe daselbst; 3) (Hog Island), Insel an der Küste Virginiens im Atlantischen Ocean (Nordamerika); 4) Insel im St. Clairsee in Obercanada; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • hog — [n1] pig boar, cob roller*, oinker*, piggy, piglet, porker*, razorback, shoat, sow, swine, warthog; concepts 394,400 hog [n2] glutton cormorant, epicure, gorger*, gormandizer, gourmand, greedy eater, hefty eater, pig*, swine*; concept 412 hog [v] …   New thesaurus

  • hog — ► NOUN 1) a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2) informal a greedy person. ► VERB (hogged, hogging) informal ▪ take or hoard selfishly. ● go the whole hog Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

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