—n. 1. a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine.
2. a domesticated swine weighing 120 lb. (54 kg) or more, raised for market.
3. a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person.
4. Slang. a. a large, heavy motorcycle.
b. an impressively large luxury automobile.
5. Also,hogg,hogget.Brit. a. a sheep about one year old that has not been shorn.
b. the wool shorn from such a sheep.
c. any of several other domestic animals, as a bullock, that are one year old.
6. Railroads Slang.a locomotive.
7. a machine for shredding wood.
8. Curling.a stone that stops before reaching the hog score.
9. go the whole hog, to proceed or indulge completely and unreservedly: We went the whole hog and took a cruise around the world.Also,go whole hog. 10. live high off or on the hog, to be in prosperous circumstances. Also,eat high off the hog.
—v.t. 1. to appropriate selfishly; take more than one's share of.
2. to arch (the back) upward like that of a hog.
3. roach3 (def. 3).
4. (in machine-shop practice) to cut deeply into (a metal bar or slab) to reduce it to a shape suitable for final machining.
5. to shred (a piece of wood).
—v.i. Naut.(of a hull) to have less than the proper amount of sheer because of structural weakness; arch. Cf. sag (def. 6a).