hog

A hog is a pig that's kept on a farm. You can also use the word as a verb, like when you act like a greedy hog. Try not to hog the pie, and stick to your allotted portion.

Though the primary definition of a hog is "domesticated pig," it sometimes refers to wild swine, including feral pigs and warthogs. Hogs are fairly intelligent and social animals, and some of their tendencies are dog-like, including wagging their tails to express pleasure. If your brother shoves cake in his mouth, you might call him a hog, or say, "Hey, don't hog the cake!" Hog originally referred to a one year old pig, but also a horse or sheep of a similar age. "Huckleberry Finn" contains the first known use of hog as a verb meaning "consume greedily."

Primary Meanings of hog

1.
nv
domestic swine
take greedily; take more than one's share
2.
n
a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
Full Definitions of hog
1

n domestic swine

Synonyms:
Sus scrofa, grunter, pig, squealer
Types:
porker
a pig fattened to provide meat
Type of:
swine
stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals

n a person regarded as greedy and pig-like

Synonyms:
pig
Type of:
selfish person
a person who is unusually selfish

v take greedily; take more than one's share

Type of:
grab, snaffle, snap up
get hold of or seize quickly and easily
2

n a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared

Synonyms:
hogg, hogget
Type of:
lamb
young sheep

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