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Topic: ANIMALS

Language: Old English
Origin: hogg

hog

1 noun
     
hog1 [countable]
1 especially American EnglishHBA a large pig that is kept for its meat [↪ boar, sow]
2

go the whole hog

informal to do something thoroughly:
Let's go the whole hog and order champagne.
3

go hog wild

American English informal to suddenly do an activity in an uncontrolled way
4 informal someone who takes too much of something that should be shared [= pig]:
You greedy hog!
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