Definitions starting with H

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hog

n. 1, [Atlantic; OED, originally had reference to the age or condition of the animal; W3 especially an adult or growing animal] an adult swine, as opposed to PIG piglet: 1966 They had ... a pig ... and it growed up to be a hog (Crowley 108). The hogs in Andros does have plenty pigs-up to 23 (Andros). (Gen.)

2. See RED HOG.

-v. [cf. ARGIE /hagi/ argue, and HOGGISH] to argue: They still hoggin' (E/eu.).

Tags: animal, noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-05-02 03:37
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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