Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hog-eye n.

also hog’s eye
[supposed resemblance]

1. (US) a hamlet or small village.

[US]J.W. Carr ‘Words from Northwest Arkansas’ in DN III:ii 141: Hog-eye, n. Facetious name of a hamlet or a small, remote village.

2. (US) the female genitals.

[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 579: She could fuck and she could suck and she could roll her hog-eye.
[US]Jack Kelly ‘Men Fooler Blues’ [lyrics] She’s got a little bitty foot, Lordie, got them great big thighs, / Well she’s got something under yonder, winks like a bo’ hog’s eye.
[US]Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore I 401: Hog-Eye means, gallantly, the vagina.

3. attrib. use of sense 2.

[US]Odum & Johnson Negro and His Songs (1964) 234: I et so much dat hog-eye grease, / Till de grease run out my nabel. / Run long home, Miss Hog-eye.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 402: She heard the song near Ponca City, Oklahoma, before 1918 [...] ‘I went down to Jenny’s place, At ten o’clock or later, / She give me some hog-eye meat, / An’ I give her a ’tater’.

4. (US prison) a skeleton key.

[US]Clark & Eubank Lockstep and Corridor 173: Hog-eye—large skeleton key for store or public building.
[US]D. Clemmer Prison Community (1940) 332/2: hog eyes, n. Skeleton keys.

5. (US Und.) a lock.

[US]Ersine Und. and Prison Sl.
[US]M. Braly False Starts 132: Gradually the hogeye gave way to the more complicated cylinder lock.

6. the urethral hole in the head of the penis.

[UK]Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: hog’s eye n. See Jap’s eye [‘male urethral opening’].
[UK]Roger’s Profanisaurus: The Magna Farta 305/2: perseverance soup n. the tiny tears from the hog’s eye which precede ejaculation.

In compounds

hog-eye man (n.)

(US) a sailor, often black, who manned the ‘hog-eye boats’, running between Cape Horn and San Francisco at the time of the Calif. Gold Rush; as underlined in popular rhymes, such men had a reputation for sexual adventuring and prowess.

[US]N.Y. Tribune 17 Sept. 5/3: She sang a song about the ‘Hog-Eye man’. Oh, de hog-eye man he died long ago...
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 648: All I want is a hog’s-eye man.
[US] (ref. to 1849) Botkin A Treasury of Amer. Folklore 836: ‘Oh the hog-eye man is all the go / When he comes down to San Francisco.’ [...] Another negro shanty which has no connection with the cotton trade is ‘The Hog-Eye Man,’ which dates from the days of the ‘forty-niners’ in California.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 402: Rode into Hockeytown, ’bout four o’clock, / Two bottles beer an’ one piece of cock. – / Molly, pull your pants down quick as you can, / Jump into bed with the hog-eye man.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 403: Oh, the hog-eye man is the man for me, / With a prick from here to Tennessee! [...] Oh, the hog-eye O! / Row the boat ashore for her hog-eye O. [...] Oh, the hog-eye man, he’s lookin’ for a ride.
[US]Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore I 401: In spite of a good deal of erotic mystery about [the term] [...] a ‘Hog-Eye Man’ means a wharf roustabout or idler, usually Negro, who is always ‘just hangin’ around,’ looking for appetizing kitchen hand-outs and especially for sexual opportunities, often called ‘Jody’ (the adulterer) in and since World War II, in Negro ‘toasts’ and brag-songs.
[US]J. Mabus ‘Sally Gal’ [lyrics] Pretty little daughter of a hog-eyed man.