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3 letters words from 'hog'

HOG 7 

2 letters words from 'hog'

GO 3HO 5
OH 5 

All 3 letters words made out of hog

hog ohg hgo gho ogh goh

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Definitions and meaning of hog


Alternative forms

  • (UK, dialectal) 'og


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɒɡ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɑɡ/, /hɔɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒɡ
  • Homophone: hogg

Etymology 1

From Middle English hog, from Old English hogg, hocg (hog), possibly from Old Norse hǫggva (to strike, chop, cut), from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (to hew, forge), from Proto-Indo-European *kewh₂- (to beat, hew, forge). Cognate with Old High German houwan, Old Saxon hauwan, Old English hēawan (English hew). Hog originally meant a castrated male pig, hence a sense of “the cut one”. (Compare hogget for a castrated male sheep.) More at hew. Alternatively from a Brythonic language, from Proto-Celtic *sukkos, from Proto-Indo-European *suH- and thus cognate with Welsh hwch (sow) and Cornish hogh (pig).


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, 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 or thing; one who refuses to share.
  4. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a Harley-Davidson.
  5. (Britain) A young sheep that has not been shorn.
  6. (nautical) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.
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  7. A device for mixing and stirring the pulp from which paper is made.
  8. (Britain, 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. (Britain, historical, obsolete slang, countable and uncountable) A tanner, a sixpence coin; its value.
  10. (Britain, historical, obsolete slang, countable and uncountable) A half-crown coin; its value, 30 old pence.
  11. (nautical) the effect of the middle of the hull of a ship rising while the ends droop
  • (shilling coins) white hog, black hog
Derived terms


hog (third-person singular simple present hogs, present participle hogging, simple 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.
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  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).
  • (take greedily): bogart

Etymology 2


hog (third-person singular simple present hogs, present participle hogging, simple past and past participle hogged)

  1. (transitive) To process (bark, etc.) into hog fuel.
Derived terms
  • unhogged

Etymology 3

Clipping of quahog


hog (plural hogs)

  1. (informal) A quahog (clam)


  • GOH, GoH, Goh, OHG, OHG., gho

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • ogge, hogge, hoge, hooge


From Old English hogg, hocg; further etymology is disputed.


  • IPA(key): /hɔɡ/, /hɔːɡ/


hog (plural hogges, genitive hogges)

  1. A pig or swine, especially one that is castrated and male.
  2. The meat of swine or pigs.
  3. A hogget or young sheep.


  • swine
  • pigge

Related terms

  • hoggeshed


  • English: hog
  • Scots: hog, hogue


  • “hogge, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-03.



  • IPA(key): /hoɡ/


hog (nominative plural hogs)

  1. hole


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to eat hoggishly.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)