1. as money [picture of a pig engraved on the early shilling].
(a) [mid-17C–1930s] one shilling (5p); thus hog and a kye, one shilling and sixpence (1s 6d/7½p).
(b) [18C–early 19C] sixpence (2½p).
(c) [mid-18C–1900s] half-a-crown, 2s 6d (12½p).
(d) [mid-19C–1940s] (US, also hogg) a ten-cent piece.
(e) [1940s–50s] (US, also hoggie) $1.
2. in the context of greediness, ‘hoggishness’.
(a) [late 17C+] (also hawg, hoggrubber) a miser, a mean person; a generally foolish person.
(b) [1910s] (Aus.) an inconsiderate driver. a ‘road hog’.
(c) [1950s+] (drugs) anyone who uses more drugs (orig. narcotics, but later extended to cover cannabis) than the speaker does [hog v. (3)].
3. a (large and powerful) vehicle [fig. ref. to the size and power of a SE hog].
(a) [late 19C+] (US) an engine used for hauling freight cars.
(b) [20C+] (later use US black) any large automobile, esp. a Cadillac [note Hy Lit’s Unbelievable Dict. of Hip Words (1968): ‘the reasons it’s called a hog is because it eats up all your bread through monthly payments to the finance company’].
(c) [1960s+] (orig. Hell’s Angels) a motorcycle (usu. a Harley-Davidson) modified and cut down for outlaw gang use.
(d) [1960s+] (US) any large vehicle or aircraft that uses quantities of fuel.
4. of those possessing ‘masculine’ characteristics [the toughness of the animal].
(a) [1920s+] (US) a stoic, a tough individual.
(b) [1960s+] (US prison) a tough prisoner who survives hardship stoically.
(c) [1980s] (US campus) a man who epitomizes good looks, intelligence and sexual prowess.
5. as a term of abuse.
(a) [1940s+] (US) a derog. term for a police officer; usu. as the hogs, the police [devel. of pig n. (2a); note ‘Sayers’ and Heenan’s Great Fight’ in Hindley, Curiosities of Street Literature (1871): ‘So those heroes were surrounded / By a lot of Hampshire hogs’, ref. to the police breaking up a prizefight in 1860].
(b) [1960s+] (US campus, also boo-hog) a male term for an unattractive woman, occas. a woman’s term for a man.
6. [1960s+] (US) the penis.
7. [1970s+] (drugs) phencyclidine [the original use of phencyclidine (PCP) as an animal tranquillizer, often of pigs].
[1910s–40s] (US tramp) a railroad engineer.
1. [late 17C–late 19C] sixpence.
2. [mid-19C] (US Und.) a five-cent piece, a nickel.
1. [mid-17C–1910s] a well-dressed lout, of either sex.
2. [mid-19C] (US) a blustering official.
[mid-19C] (US) a man-about-town, a loafer with no visible means of support but an endless appetite for good clothes, parties and places of entertainment .
[1930s] (US prison) pork, gravy and potatoes.
see make a pig of oneself under pig n.
[early 19C] an Irish shilling.
SE in slang uses
[mid-19C–1900s] (US) male adolescence.
[late 18C+] (US) pork with hominy grits or cornbread; thus fig. as the basics of existence.
see sow-belly n.
1. [1940s–60s] a loudspeaker.
2. [1940s–60s] one who makes themselves heard, with complaints, arguments, orders etc.
3. [1940s+] a loud and piercing scream, akin to those used by farmers calling their pigs.
[1930s] (US black) an unintelligent person.
[1950s–60s] (US) very drunk.
see separate entry.
[1920s+] (Aus.) a useless person, a parasite, a ‘good-for-nothing’; lit. very fat.
[late 17C–mid-19C] a mean, miserly, sneaking person.
[1910s+] (US) a state of bliss or blissful ignorance.
[late 19C+] (US) a generic term for any small, impoverished, out-of-the-way settlement; thus hog-wallowing adj., refering to an inhabitant of such a place.
[late 19C–1910s] (US) an unexpected or large financial profit.
[mid-19C–1950s] (US) a boisterous party, a celebration.
see separate entry.
[1930s] (W.I.) uncouth.
[1920s–60s] (US black) a disgusting or filthy place.
[late 19C+] (US) a brothel.
[20C+] (US) very wealthy, esp. nouveau-riche.
[17C] a rustic, an ignorant peasant, a disgusting, filthy person .
see hog-eye n.
[20C+] (W.I.) a crude, loud person.
see hog island
[late 19C] (US tramp) the world of tramping.
see hog-killing (time)
see separate entries.
[20C+] (orig. US) extremely drunk.
1. [late 19+] (US, also hoggy-wild) out of control, crazy; often as go hog-wild.
2. [1910s] absolutely determined; also adv.
1. [20C+] (US) a noisy, inelegant, low-class dance.
2. [1940s] a rowdy argument.
see under drive v.1
[20C+] (W.I., Bdos) in a state of absolute bliss.
[late 19C] (US) unsteadily, clumsily.
1. (US) living as a tramp; by ext. dismissed from a job (see cite 1915).
2. (US) out of order, chaotic, of objects, in bad condition.
3. (US campus) at a disadvantage.
4. (US) of people, in bad condition, penniless.
5. (US) depressed.
6. (US campus) honest.
see hog v. (1b)
see under sure as... phr.
see separate entry.
Verbs meaning to masturbate
see I’ll be jiggered! under jigger v.3