hog Definition

  • 1a domesticated pig, especially one over 120 pounds (54 kg) and reared for slaughter
  • 2a greedy or selfish person
  • 3a large motorcycle

Using hog: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hog" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The farmer raised hogs on his farm.

  • Example

    Don't be such a hog and share your toys with your sister.

  • Example

    He rode his hog across the country.

hog Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for hog

Phrases with hog

  • to do something thoroughly or completely


    If we're going to remodel the kitchen, let's go the whole hog and replace the cabinets too.

  • living in luxury or abundance


    Ever since he won the lottery, he's been living high on the hog.

  • to sweat profusely


    After running the marathon, she was sweating like a hog.

Origins of hog

from Old English 'hogg', meaning 'young sheep or goat'


Summary: hog in Brief

The term 'hog' [hɒɡ] refers to a domesticated pig, a greedy or selfish person, or a large motorcycle. It is commonly used in phrases like 'go the whole hog,' meaning to do something completely, and 'high on the hog,' referring to living luxuriously. 'Hog' can also be used to describe someone who is sweating profusely, as in 'sweating like a hog.'