1 a domesticated pig, esp. a castrated male weighing more than 102 kg
2 (U.S. and Canadian) any artiodactyl mammal of the family Suidae; pig
dialect (Austral., and N.Z.) another name for →
4 Informal a selfish, greedy or slovenly person
5 (Nautical) a stiff brush, for scraping a vessel's bottom
6 (Nautical) the amount or extent to which a vessel is hogged
7 another word for →
8 Slang (chiefly U.S.) a large powerful motorcycle
go the whole hog
Informal to do something thoroughly or unreservedly
if you are redecorating one room, why not go the whole hog and paint the entire house?
live high on the hog
Informal (chiefly U.S.) to have an extravagant lifestyle
vb , hogs, hogging, hogged tr
11 Slang to take more than one's share of
12 to arch (the back) like a hog
13 to cut (the mane) of (a horse) very short
(Old English hogg, from Celtic; compare Cornish hoch)
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