Hogan’s goat n.
1. (US) one who interferes or ‘butts in’.
|Philosophy of Johnny the Gent 50: ‘[I]n blows 'bout half a dozen o’ them long haired college kids [...] Well, the original Hogan’s goat, Mr. Wise Crackin’ Kid, has to butt in wit’ them’.|
2. (US) an obnoxious thing; thus stink like hogan’s goat v., to be bad, objectionable, a failure etc.
|DARE].Heavens to Betsy 98: When one says that a given TV show, movie, book, or whatever, is ‘like Hogan’s goat,’ he is with reasonable politeness saying that ‘it stinks terrifically’ [|
|(con. early 1950s) Valhalla 500: That new bunch has fucked me up more than Hogan’s goat.|
|Mother Jones IV:1 18: ‘This thing was more screwed up than Hogan’s goat,’ screamed Brattleboro’s fire chief.|
|They Love a Man in the Country 66: I’ll be deader than Hogan’s goat come next January when I come out of office.|
|Trackdown at Immigrant Lake 212: Trail’ll be colder than Hogan’s goat come morning, but what the hell.|
|Lost in Uttar Pradesh 162: The best and brightest had no more sense than Hogan’s goat.|
3. (Irish) a kept woman.
|Everyday Eng. and Sl. [Internet] Hogan’s Goat (phr): kept woman.|