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Definition of hog noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hog

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//hɒɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɔːɡ//
     
    , NAmE//hɑːɡ//
     
    Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
     
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  1. 1 (especially North American English) a pig, especially one that is kept and made fat for eating See related entries: Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
  2. 2 (British English) a male pig that has been castrated (= had part of its sex organs removed) and is kept for its meat compare boar, sow2 See related entries: Domesticated mammals
  3. see also road hog, warthog
    Word Origin late Old English hogg, hocg, perhaps of Celtic origin and related to Welsh hwch and Cornish hoch ‘pig, sow’.Idioms (informal) to do something thoroughly or completely
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hog