Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Hoggish character or manners; selfishness; greed; beastliness.
  • n. A place where pigs are kept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hoggish character or manners; selfishness; greed; beastliness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where hogs or swine are kept; a piggery.
  • n. A collection of hogs or swine.
  • n. Hoggishness; swinishness; brutishness.

Etymologies

hog +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Neither shall ye allow the passed automobile to around thee go in turn, but by use of road-hoggery and acceleration, strive to maintain thy position.

    Appropriate Selections from The Book

  • There have been multiple stories in the news in the last few months about schools, libraries, and colleges banning MySpace for reasons of bandwidth-hoggery which in a select few cases could be well-argued or what's being sold as "safety concerns," "behavior issues," or "user protection."

    MySpace Discussion

  • At the moment the most extraordinary confusion prevails, and no one can tell whether any particular stratagem will be hailed with applause as a bold and legitimate operation of war or universally condemned as a barefaced piece of bath-hoggery.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 13, 1920

  • My line about Flash and my MacBook Pro is silly; Flash as a Web plugin is, as I myself have written, a resource hog, no matter how well the miraculous battery in my Apple laptop handles that hoggery.

    MyAppleMenu

  • Never seen such amazing ball-hoggery, and showing off by waiting a couple of turns to have a touchdown, "because he could".

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • The Wall Streeters know the bond market intimately; they don't spend much time thinking about how to improve life for the vast swath of Americans who have suffered the mergers-and-acquisitions, the leveraged-buy-outs, the private equity hoggery, the CDO and

    Crooks and Liars

  • Where they aren't, we have podcasting and variations in file size to avoid bandwidth hoggery.

    The Moderate Voice

  • It's now just rebounding (from his ball hoggery, not literal rebounding).

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

  • As a plural, swine can be replaced not only by hogs and pigs but also by the seldom used hoggery, piggery, and porkery.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 2

  • It took them ten days and 845 miles of “heroism and road hoggery” to get from John O’Groats to Lands End.

    2009 March 11 « The Justgiving Blog

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