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  • n. Any poor town or out-of-way place, that is populated by hillbillies and their farm animals.

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From hog + waller (pig bed), akin to hog island and hog town, late 19th century. It appears to have developed as a portrayal of some parts of the American rural South no later than 1915, when a syndicated column called The Hogwallow News can be documented as running in some American newspapers.

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