Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young colt or sheep of either gender from about 9 to 18 months of age (until it cuts 2 teeth).
  • n. The meat of a hogget (sheep).
  • n. A young boar of the second year.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young boar of the second year.
  • n. A sheep or colt alter it has passed its first year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young boar of the second year.
  • n. A sheep or colt more than one year old.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared

Etymologies

Middle English (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And try to get your lamb at halal butchers, or better yet, if you are out in the boonies (like Highland County Virginia) you may be able to find grass-fed hogget (a large lamb, not yet mutton) for sale.

    a special spring treat | Homesick Texan

  • We'd eventually like to market our own hogget older lamb, but with the current set-up, sending beasts away to an abattoir and transporting them back for butchery is too expensive.

    Back to the land: from London to sheep farming on Eigg

  • With some prodding, the butcher explained that hogget is meat from a sheep that is older than a lamb and younger than the animals that ...

    Grass-Fed Gripes: Problems With Our Eating Cul

  • With some prodding, the butcher explained that hogget is meat from a sheep that is older than a lamb and younger than the animals that make mutton.

    Grass-Fed Gripes: Problems With Our Eating Cul

  • There is no doubt that misdescription of hogget and mutton for lamb occurs.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Nothing has changed much since then, lamb is still expensive and it looks like in some butcher shops, hogget has caught up.

    At My Table

  • That said, I actually like hogget and have bought mutton for special dishes.

    At My Table

  • Hi thermomixer, I totally agree with you about the taste and flavour of hogget and if I could buy some, would.

    At My Table

  • A friend suggested instead of hogget, perhaps we could say mature lamb instead, it sounds a bit better.

    At My Table

  • Perhaps abbatoirs could use different meat stamps for hogget and mutton, that would be the end of it right there.

    At My Table

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