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Definition of "hog" []

  • Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, which includes the domesticated pig as well as wild species, such as the boar and the wart hog. (noun)
  • A domesticated pig, especially one weighing over 54 kilograms (120 pounds). (noun)
  • A self-indulgent, gluttonous, or filthy person. (noun)
  • One that uses too much of something. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A young sheep before it has been shorn. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hog" in a sentence
  • "The following question was a favourite topic for discussion, and the acutest logicians never resolved it: "When a hog is carried to market with a rope tied about his neck, which is held at the other end by a man, whether is the _hog_ carried to market by the"
  • "The term hog appeared singularly inappropriate as applied to him."
  • "The biggest hog is almost always firefox (unfortunately)."