from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Coarsely self-indulgent or gluttonous.
  • adj. Filthy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the characteristics of a pig
  • adj. Having a gluttonous appetite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Swinish; gluttonous; filthy; selfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the characteristics of a hog; swinish; greedy; gluttonous; filthy; mean; selfish.

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

  • adj. resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy


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  • Below, Fishlegs hangs on tight as a wart-hoggish Gronckle flies through the air.

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  • "Because they are more hoggish," the steward interrupted.


  • Last year the country's then interior minister, Mareks Seglins, complained about "English pigs" and said they were a "dirty, hoggish people" after a British tourist was sentenced to five days in prison after being caught urinating on the war memorial.

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  • Fishlegs hangs on tight as a wart-hoggish Gronckle, a surprisingly likable grouch, flies through the air in How to Train Your Dragon.

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  • Outside were brutal barons, vulgar merchants and hoggish peasants.

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  • I didn't take any part in the siege operations myself, not because I was out of favour with Raglan, but for the excellent reason that like so many of the army I spent several weeks on the flat of my back with what was thought at first to be cholera, but was in fact a foul case of dysentery and wind, brought on by my own hoggish excesses.

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  • I, who am a high clerk, and have studied in Spain, and Araby itself, not be able to deceive the eyes of this hoggish herd of citizens, when the pettiest juggler that ever dealt in legerdemain can gull even the sharp observation of your most intelligent knighthood?

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  • It would cost billions for the oil companies to find and extract the oil here in our own hemisphere and they do not get the hoggish profit they desire in that way.

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