hog
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /hɒɡ/
  • (America) IPA: /hɑɡ/, /hɔɡ/
Noun

hog (plural hogs)

  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the warthog, and the boar.
  2. (specifically) An adult swine (contrasted with a pig, a young swine).
    • 2005 April, Live Swine from Canada, Investigation No. 731-TA-1076 (Final), publication 3766, April 2005, U.S. International Trade Commission ISBN 1457819899, page I-9:
      Weanlings grow into feeder pigs, and feeder pigs grow into slaughter hogs. […] Ultimately the end use for virtually all pigs and hogs is to be slaughtered for the production of pork and other products.
  3. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  4. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.
  5. (UK) A young sheep that has not been shorn.
  6. (nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.
  7. A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.
  8. (UK, historical, archaic slang, countable and uncountable) A shilling coin; its value, 12 old pence.
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, xxix
      ‘’Ere y’are, the best rig-out you ever ’ad. A tosheroon [half a crown] for the coat, two ’ogs for the trousers, one and a tanner for the boots, and a ’og for the cap and scarf. That’s seven bob.’
  9. (UK, historical, obsolete slang, countable & uncountable) A tanner, a sixpence coin; its value.
  10. (UK, historical, obsolete slang, countable & uncountable) A half-crown coin; its value, 30 old pence.
Translations Translations
  • German: Vielfraß, Sau
  • Portuguese: ganancioso
  • Russian: скря́га
  • Spanish: codicioso
Translations
  • Russian: мо́щный мотоци́кл
  • Spanish: motaza
Verb

hog (hogs, present participle hogging; 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.
    • 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.
    Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
  2. (transitive) To clip the mane of a horse, making it short and bristly.
  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).
Synonyms Translations
  • German: sich selbstsüchtig aneignen, in Beschlag nehmen, raffen
  • Russian: (colloquial) заграбастывать
  • Spanish: racanear, acaparar, chupar
Translations
  • Russian: ко́ротко подстригать
Verb

hog (hogs, present participle hogging; past and past participle hogged)

  1. (transitive) To process (bark, etc.) into hog fuel.
Noun

hog (plural hogs)

  1. (informal) A quahog (clam)



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