1. as money [picture of a pig engraved on the early shilling].
(a) one shilling (5p); thus hog and a kye, one shilling and sixpence (1s 6d/7½p).
|Of the Budge in (1674) 12: Then every man to the Boozing Ken / And there to fence his hog.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Hog c. a Shilling [...] You Darkmans Budge, will you Fence your Hog at the next Boozing-ken, c. do ye hear you House Creeper, will you Spend your Shilling at the next Ale-house.|
|Hell Upon Earth 5: Hog, a Shilling.|
|Triumph of Wit 194: You Darkman-budge, will you fence your Hog at the next Boozen-ken [Night-budge will you spend your Shilling at the next Ale-house].|
|Compleat and Humorous Account of Remarkable Clubs (1756) 234: He could [...] have pick’d up a Hog with more Ease than he now could eight Jacks upon an Easter Holiday.|
|Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) 203: [...] The cull tipt us a hog, which we melted in rumbowse, i.e., the gentleman changed us a shilling which we spent in strong drink.|
|New Canting Dict. n.p.: The Cul tipt us a Hog, which we melted in the Bowsing-Ken; i.e. The Gentleman gave us a Shilling, which we spent at the Ale-house.|
|Street Robberies Considered 32: Hog, a Shilling.|
|Life of Thomas Neaves 31: Those Buttocking Frows, that for a Lie buxum, a Hog, or half a Slat, this is six-pence, a Shilling, or half a Crown, shall turn up their Scut to every Porter, Link-boy, Tinker, or Carman.|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|Scoundrel’s Dict. 20: The Fellow entered into Bond with me willingly for forty shillings – The Cully did freely blot the Scrip, and so tipped me forty Hogs.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|‘Flash Man of St. Giles’ in Musa Pedestris (1896) 75: Because we could not three hog pay, / Why we were sent to quod.|
|Pettyfogger Dramatized II i: He’s a good fellow! he has tipt me many a hog.|
|Jrnl of a Tour in Ireland [...] Performed in August 1804 16: I asked her what I had to pay for breakfast. ‘Two hogs and a half’; and again at my staring in her face, ‘Two hogs and a tester,’ meaning in each case half-a-crown .|
|Dict. Sl. and Cant.|
|Spirit of Irish Wit 99: ‘A pair of poor scrubs that can’t afford me full price [...] I must have a hog apiece’.|
|Vocab. of the Flash Lang.|
|Jack Randall’s Diary 65: For me no more shall hogs or simons ring.|
|Life of an Actor 125: You shall have [...] eighteen hog a week, and a benefit which never fails.|
|(con. 1737–9) Rookwood (1857) 231: One quid, two coach-wheels, half a bull, three hogs, and a kick.|
|Musa Pedestris (1896) 120: And the smoke curls gently, while cousin Ben / Keeps filling the pots again and again, / If the coves have stump’d their hog.‘Thieves’s Chaunt’ in Farmer|
|Cockney Adventures 3 Feb. 107: He could earn [...] ‘thirty hog a-week’.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 25 July 1/3: [She] had obtained a hog upon the pledge.|
|Paddiana II 92: Sure, I wouldn’t have had it in notes at all [...] it’s aisier to spend in hogs and tanners.|
|Tea Table Talk 207: The shopwoman satisfied Suett after her fashion, that his little lump of Suett had absorbed flour and lard (pastry) to the amount of what her queer customer would have termed a hog.|
|(con. 1840s–50s) London Labour and London Poor I 473/1: In speaking of money, the slang phrases are constantly used by the street lads [...] a shilling a ‘bob,’ or a hog.|
|Wilds of London (1881) 22: Who’ll give three hog (shillings) for a ‘pegging finch?’.|
|Morn. Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld) 18 July 2/6: For a shilling there are many names but nearly all slang. [...] ‘Breaky-leg,’ ‘brongs,’ ‘bobs,’ ‘bordes,’ ‘drawers,’ ‘gens’, ‘hogs,’ levys,’ ‘pegs,’ ‘stags,’ ‘Shigs,’ ‘twelvers’ and ‘teviss’s’ .|
|‘Blooming Aesthetic’ in Rag 30 Sept. n.p.: A Sunday-flash-togs young man, / A pocket-of-hogs young man.|
|Autobiog. of a Gipsey 18: He had acquired some thirty ‘hog,’ or shillings.|
|Aus. Sl. Dict. 36: Hog, a shilling.|
|Hooligan Nights 40: Down I planks a two-hog piece.|
|Sporting Times 30 Apr. 1/4: The free love to which all problem yarns seem to lead / Will not pay at a couple of ‘hog’.‘“Two Bob” Novel’|
|Advertiser (Adelaide) 20 Oct. 20/9: It was stated in a London police court recently that a taxicab man asked his fare for two ‘’og’, and the passenger did not know what it meant.|
|Northern Whig 12 Sept. 8/6: I couldn’t pipe no peter, and no wedge worth a hog.|
|Down and Out in Complete Works I (1986) 131: Want a kip? That’ll be a ’og, guv’nor.|
|Bitten by the Tarantula (2005) 204: The tie [...] that’s expensive: set him back sixteen og [sic].‘Dark Diceman’ in|
(b) sixpence (2½p).
|DSUE (1984) 558: C.18–early 19.|
(c) half-a-crown, 2s 6d (12½p).
|DSUE (8th edn) 558: ca. 1860–1910.|
(d) (US, also hogg) a ten-cent piece.
|Vocabulum 42: Hogg, a ten-cent piece.|
|Dly Dispatch (Richmond, VA) 1 Nov. 3/3: A ‘hogg’ is ten cents.|
|Americanisms 299/2: Hogg (Cant).—A ten cent piece (about 5d).|
|Hog on Ice 153: A shilling in England or a ten-cent piece in the United States was at one time called a ‘hog’ [DA].|
(e) (US, also hoggie) $1.
|You Chirped a Chinful!! n.p.: Hoggie: Dollar.|
2. in the context of greediness, ‘hoggishness’.
(a) (also hawg, hoggrubber) a miser, a mean person; a generally foolish person.
|Devil’s Law-Case IV i: That I could not think of this vertuous Gentleman Before I went to’th other Hog-grubber.|
|Pilgrimage II Bk VIII 1344: They reuile them [...] and call them Gours, that is, Infidels; and Cupec, that is Dog; and Canzier, that is Hog.|
|Odious, Despicable, and Dreadfull condition of a Drunkard 18: They think [...] themselves the onely men alive; brave, generous, free, and bountifull blades: and all others but base, and covetous hoggrubbers.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Hog, [...] a greedy, covetous, morose Churl, hog-grubber, a close-fisted, narrow-soul’d sneaking Fellow.|
|Works (1796) IV 414: O great ’Squire, I know you are a hog; Indeed so sad a brute in all your carriage, You freely give your wife up for a dog.‘Pindariana’|
|Omnibus I i: That boy’s quite a hog.|
|Paul Pry 30 Sept. 180/2: Butler, of the Bricklayers’ Arms be a hog and does not give good plain suppers for a small price.|
|Sixteen-String Jack 85: Snore on, you drunken, Irish hog, do; and while you snores, I’ll secure your tin.|
|Sut Lovingood’s Yarns 266: Yu dratted stingy hog, yu.|
|Sazerac Lying Club 100: Gentlemen [...] you’re acting like a lot of hogs.|
|Peck’s Sunshine 228: I will turn in on the floor. I ain’t no hog.|
|Bird o’ Freedom 15 Jan. 1/3: Corse I’m drunk [...] demned drunk; but I’ll get—get over it. But your a bally hog, and you’ll never get over it.|
|Boy’s Own Paper 22 Dec. 178: Porky Brown, despite his nickname, was anything but a hog, and he treated Norman well.|
|Skidoo! 13: Did you ever notice [...] that peculiar hog on the train who pays two dollars for a berth and always displaces eight dollars’ worth of space.|
|Potash And Perlmutter 19: I’m willing to be fair, Leon. Of course I ain’t a hog.|
|Beef, Iron and Wine (1917) 121: A fat hog what’s got dough in every bank kicks in eight a week to you.‘Omaha Slim’ in|
|Marvel 22 May 2: My name is Hanzen, you hog!|
|Babbitt (1974) 251: They’re [...] no more hogs for wages than we are for profits.|
|Put on the Spot 19: He’s a hog for half-baked saps like this one.|
|Call It Sleep (1977) 360: Dot’s watchuh ged fuh bein’ a hog!|
|Capricornia (1939) 202: The time the last hog that held it died — bad cess to him!|
|Sudden Takes the Trail 123: I hope the hawgs appreciate it.|
|Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 25: My folks were nesters in Montana. My dad was shot by a range hog.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 119: hog [...] a greedy person.|
|Look Long Upon a Monkey 85: What a thoroughly disgusting leer the hog had on his face.|
|Syndicate (1998) 53: Please don’t be a hog about this.|
|Mute Witness (1997) 16: Well, anyway, there’s dough in this. And I’m no hog.|
|We Shall Not Die 147: We can have nothin’ to do wid di rival political hogs of di Island’s two major political parties.|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 13: Such specifics as coon, crab, hog, jackass, jellyfish, rattlesnake, skunk, wolf, and worm.|
|Golden Orange (1991) 37: Franklin dumped me for that hog in Honolulu.|
|Human Torpedo 16: [a surfer] He was big and hairy, the wave hog with sideburns.|
|Keepers of Truth 125: You’re pretty firm about the price to this hog in a dress.|
(b) (Aus.) an inconsiderate driver. a ‘road hog’.
|Sun. Times (Perth) 12 June 2nd sect. 9/1: They Say [...] That the recent midnight motor-car smashes should teach a lesson to hurrying hogs. That the old rattletrap that caused the cataclysm is only fit for a museum.|
(c) (drugs) anyone who uses more drugs (orig. narcotics, but later extended to cover cannabis) than the speaker does [hog v. (3)].
|Golden Spike 17: We got to do it [i.e. use heroin] cool this time [...] We ain’t going to be hogs.|
|Junkie (1966) 33: [of heroin] Roy was such a junk hog that Herman and I had to shoot more than we needed to [...] get our share.|
|Shake Him Till He Rattles (1964) 59: You’re at the hog stage now [...] It doesn’t really do any good any more. You’re just shooting to keep even.|
|Ghetto Sketches 116: Shiiii-it! Both you niggers is hogs! [...] The pipe is refilled and passed.|
|Puberty Blues 102: [of hashish] ‘Ey! Don’t bogart it Johnno.’ Johnno was a hog.|
3. a (large and powerful) vehicle [fig. ref. to the size and power of a SE hog].
(a) (US) an engine used for hauling freight cars.
|Walla Walla Union 24 Nov. 3/4: The ‘hog’ will haul nine loaded cars up the heavy Alto grade, while the ordinary road engine had a hard tussel to haul four or five [DA].|
|[song title] He’s On the Hog Train Now ...|
|Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum VIII: Then would I duck from under if I could, Catch the hog special on the jump.|
|Wash. Post 10 Dec. 4/5: An engine is a ‘hog’ unless it is a ‘goat.’.|
|AS II:9 389: A railroader is a rail; an engine, a hog; an engineer, a hoghead or hogger.‘Argot of the Vagabond’ in|
|AS IX No II Apr. 74/1: There was a hundred and thirty rattlers and a crummy on that thing and you should have heard the old hog wheeze as we went down to the station.|
|Amer. Lang. (4th edn) 582: In the days before hitch-hiking, hoboes spent a great deal of their time stealing rides on the railroads, and their railroad vocabulary remains rich and racy. A locomotive is a hog.|
|Boston Sun. Globe 8 May 1/1: We have 2458, a big hog with eight drivers and lots of power [DA].|
|Current Sl. V:1 8: Hog, n. Locomotive.|
(b) (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’].
|Sporting Times 27 June 1/4: ‘Where are we?’ bawled the Hog King. ‘Near Paris!’ yelled the chauffeur over his shoulder.|
|Chips Off the Old Stumbling Blocks 26: An old motor hog for a greasy road.|
|‘Hot Rod Lexicon’ in Hepster’s Dict. 4: Hog – Hot rod in bad condition.|
|Scene (1996) 76: He was going to trade the Buick in on a Cadillac. Did those oldhead mackmen [...] think they were the only ones who could drive Hogs.|
|I Paid My Dues 94: There were ten ‘hogs’ (Cadillacs) double parked.|
|Underground Dict. (1972) 104: hog. [...] Big car, especially he ’55 or ’56 Buick.|
|Jones Men 92: That’s all they got to do, ride around in the Hogs and talk shit.|
|Giveadamn Brown (1997) 85: ‘I want to arrive in front of Gracie’s house in that helluva hog of a Rolls Royce’.|
|Last Toke 42: Get this boy a hog ’stead o’ that clunker he be rattle-trappin’ ’round in.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 84: The Cadillac – variously referred to in the vernacular as the blade, calf, hog, kitty, cat, kitty cat.|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 105: Soaking up the mobile plushness of a gigantic hog.|
(c) (orig. Hell’s Angels) a motorcycle (usu. a Harley-Davidson) modified and cut down for outlaw gang use.
|Hell’s Angels (1967) 101: In the argot of the cycle world the Harley is a ‘hog’, and the outlaw bike is a ‘chopped hog’. [Ibid.] 97: You’ve got to see an outlaw straddle his hog and start jumping on the starter pedal.|
|Sweet Ride 112: Get on our hogs and them mothers’d pick us up, bust us for doing nothing.|
|Friends of Eddie Coyle 74: I see a lot of hogs around this place outside town.|
|Foxes (1980) 86: Ten or eleven hogs – Harleys and big Hondas – flashed along.|
|Secrets of Harry Bright (1986) 7: There were a lot of Harley hogs and chopper bikes in or about the town.|
|Pulp Fiction [film script] 109: He climbs aboard [...] and starts up the huge hog.|
|Get Your Cock Out 98: Jesus couldn’t understand why they didn’t just ride their hogs down to London.|
|Vatican Bloodbath 118: [He] kicked his chopped Harley superhog into screaming life.|
|Chicken (2003) 5: Mustangs rubbing up against muscular Mercedes and Hell’s Angels hogs.|
|Sun. Times Ingear19 Dec. 7: [headline] Harley Davidson, known for its fat ‘Hogs’, will have fans squealing with its mean new sportsbike.|
|Zero at the Bone [ebook] Gary Quinlivan eased the antique hog around a parked Nissan Cedric and pulled in to the kerb.|
|Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] ‘Reckon you’d love to hop on that hog of yours and leave this problem behind’.|
|Razorblade Tears 258: [A] chopped hog with ape hangers and a high sissy bar in the back.|
(d) (US) any large vehicle or aircraft that uses quantities of fuel.
|12 TAC FTR WG Song Book 20: Don't give me an F-105, / In that big hog, guys don't stay alive.|
|Choirboys (2007) 44: These hogs probably only top out at a hundred ten, so you push it very long you’ll probably [...] blow the engine.|
|Sweetwater Gunslinger 201 (1990) 51: I’m having trouble controlling this hog [airplane].|
4. of those possessing ‘masculine’ characteristics [the toughness of the animal].
(a) (US) a stoic, a tough individual.
|Tropic Death (1972) 99: ‘Look at he,’ he said, ‘takin’ exvantage o’ de po’ lil’ boy. A big able hog like dat.’.|
|Thief’s Primer 69: ‘If the Rangers get you, they’re going to get a confession.’ He said, ‘I can fade ’em.’ He’s supposed to be a hog, you know.|
|Fields of Fire (1980) 31: I need me a couple bad-ass hogs. Who’s the meanest hog in this here platoon?|
|Nam (1982) 18: Who is this fucking hawg who wants to kiiilll?|
|(con. c.1970) Phantom Blooper 15: ‘Been in-country long, hog?’ ‘All week, sir.’.|
(b) (US prison) a tough prisoner who survives hardship stoically.
|Sex in Prison 115: A hog is able to ‘take it’ and to maintain a stoic integrity in the face of privation.|
|Bad (1995) 148: I fell in with these dudes who were called ‘hogs.’ They let me in the club which was limited to guys who could bench press more than three hundred pounds.|
|Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July 🌐 Hog: A prisoner who is willing to fight, who will not back down.|
(c) (US campus) a man who epitomizes good looks, intelligence and sexual prowess.
|Campus Sl. Mar.|
5. as a term of abuse.
(a) (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].
|Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 119: Striding off, winking slyly at me, followed by this thickheaded hog.|
|Seize the Time 175: One of those hog of hogs, with his fat belly hanging over his belt.|
|N.Y. Post 10 July n.p.: Sure I’ve been to Nam (Vietnam), and I’d rip off (attack) a hog (policeman) in a minute [HDAS].|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 66: Derisive pejoratives like pig, swine, the hog, gray dog.|
|Online Sl. Dict. 🌐 hog n 1. a police officer. (‘hogs got my brother for robbery’.).|
(b) (US campus, also boo-hog) a male term for an unattractive woman, occas. a woman’s term for a man.
|CUSS 137: Hog An ugly person, male [...] female.et al.|
|Ladies’ Man (1985) 181: The girls were blue-ribbon hogs, but in that place any girl became a hot number.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 242: hog [...] 2. Obese female.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 2: boo-hog – fat, unattractive female.|
|With the Boys 175: Iowan male subculture calls these creatures ‘hogs’.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 2: boo hog – a very large obese female: Make way! There’s a great big boo-hog coming down the hall.|
6. (US) the penis.
|Muscle for the Wing 147: She still likes to grease up and sit on the hog of an evenin’.|
|Rough Trade [ebook] ‘You’re not the one who got pig-stuck. Another three inches and he would have cut my hog off’.|
|Twitter 20 Nov. 🌐 [H]aving a tremendous hog and a lot of money helps [male appeal] too!|
7. (drugs) phencyclidine [the original use of phencyclidine (PCP) as an animal tranquillizer, often of pigs].
|Underground Dict. (1972) 104: hog. [...] Phenanthrene, a synthetic drug having much the same effect as PCP. It is addictive.|
|Daily News 23 Feb. 5: Angel dust goes by dozens of street names [...] Peace pills, white powder, superjoint, busy bee, hog elephant tranquilizer, crystal, and green tea are some of the more popular names.|
|Bk of Jargon 337: hog: PCP.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 12: Hog — PCP.|
|Microgram Bulletin XXXVI:8 182: On the street, PCP is commonly referred to as Angel Dust, Hog, Ozone, Rocket Fuel, Shermans, Wack, Crystal, and Embalming Fluid.|
(US tramp) a railroad engineer.
|DN IV:ii 163: hogshead, n. An engineer of a locomotive.‘Addenda –The Northwest’ in|
|AS IV:5 341: Hog head—An engineer on the railroad.‘Vocab. of Bums’ in|
|Milk and Honey Route 27: It is not necessary for the hobo ever to meet the engineer of the train, known among our kind as the ‘hogger,’ or ‘hoghead’.|
|Illinois Central Mag. June 30/2: To the initiated, a ‘tallow-pit’ is a locomotive fireman and a ‘hoghead’ is the engineer [DA].|
|Railroad Avenue 327: I relayed on to the hoghead and yelled, ‘All right, let’s have it’.|
|Railway Clerk June 320/2: I recall once knowing a hoghead by th’ name o’ Witsaway [DA].|
|Current Sl. V:1.|
|Railroad Voices 62: The conductor offered to prove his point with a deadheading hoghead riding between Oakland and K Falls.|
|Orig. Old Rails’ Tales 24: They hired this woman engineer, hoghead, and she goes back to Topeka to shake and bake hoghead school.|
(US und.) a pimp.
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 23 Aug. n.p.: Please ask the hog-man [...] does he make anything out of those two girls from Charlestown?|
(US und.) the girls employed by a single pimp.
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 23 Aug. n.p.: The young one is not broken into the ‘hog-train’ yet, though he does borrow money to pay her wages and don’t pay it back.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Half a Hog, c. Six Pence.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|Scoundrel’s Dict. 19: Sixpence – Half a Hog.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn) n.p.: Half a Hog. Sixpence.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1796].|
|Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 97: Half-a-hog – sixpence.|
|Swell’s Night Guide 121/2: Half a hog, half a shilling.|
|,||Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.|
|, ,||Sl. Dict.|
|Morn. Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld) 18 July 2/6: For our next coin in value twenty names are found, viz: - ‘sixpence,’ ‘bandy,’ ‘broder,’ ‘cripple.’ ‘downer,’ ‘fiddler.’ ‘fyebuck,’ ‘half-hog,’ ‘kick,’ ‘lord of the manor,’ ‘pig,’ ‘pot,’ ‘say saltee,' ’sprat,’ ‘snid,’ ‘simon,’ ‘sow's baby,’ ’tanner,’ tester,’ and ‘tizzy’.|
|Household Words 20 June 155: The sixpence... is variously known as a ‘pig,’ a ‘sow’s baby,’ a ‘grunter,’ and ‘half a hog’ [F&H].|
|Aus. Sl. Dict. 34: Half a Hog, sixpence.|
|Dundee Eve. Teleg. 19 July 2/4: Sixpence is a popular coin in slangdom [...] ‘half-a-hog,’ ‘kick,’ (thus two and a ‘kick’ 2s 6d)‘lord of the manor,’ ‘pig,’ ‘pot,’ ‘snid,’ ‘sow’s baby’.|
2. (US Und.) a five-cent piece, a nickel.
|Vocabulum 40: half-a-hog A five-cent piece.|
|Sl. Dict. (1890).|
1. a well-dressed lout, of either sex.
|Eng. Proverbs 19: He looketh like a Hogg in armour .|
|Amusements Serious and Comical in Works (1744) III 62: Here we saw [...] the Frying-pan and Drum, the Lute and Tun, the Hog in Armour, and a thousand others [i.e. tavern signs].|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Crim.-Con. Gaz. 1 June 169/1: Fine feathers do not always make fine birds, and you never looked more like an hog in armour.|
|Sam Sly 20 Jan. 3/1: A pretty figure you cut truly, with your head nearly touching the ground. You look more like a pig in armour than a graceful dancer.|
|Memoirs of a ‘Sky Pilot’ 254: The plainly modern ‘monkey on a gridiron’ for cyclist, or ‘hog in armour’ for a district messenger boy .|
|Truth (Sydn ey) 2 Apr. 9/2: Some goes to the Coronation, / Wearing breeches and a sword, / Lookin like a hog in armor, / Or a bogie from abroad.|
|Sport (Adelaide) 24 Dec. 5/6: Why does Alb T fancy himself? Sport thinks he looks like a pig in harness.|
2. (US) a blustering official.
|Aus. Sl. Dict. 36: Hog in Armour, a blustering office-holder.|
(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 .
|Americanisms 300/1: Hog in togs, a well-dressed loafer .|
|Hants. Advertiser 24 Feb. 2/3: A ‘hog in togs’ is a Jack in office.|
(US prison) pork, gravy and potatoes.
|San Quentin Bulletin Jan. 11: Pork, gravy and boiled potatoes are hog, mud and rocks.|
see make a pig of oneself under pig n.
an Irish shilling.
SE in slang uses
(US) male adolescence.
|Nantucketisms 40: Hog age. Between Boyhood & Manhood [DA].|
|Sl. and Its Analogues III 328/1: Hog-age, the period between boyhood and manhood .|
|DN II:vi 426: hog-age, n. The awkward, ill-mannered age of a boy.‘Cape Cod Dialect’ in|
(US) pork with hominy grits or cornbread; thus fig. as the basics of existence.
|in Letter from James Murray (1901) 239: The blessing of domestic peace that I might enjoy in my own Cabin, eat my Hogg & Hominee without anything to make me afraid .|
|New Purchase II 171: And all this was real American, United States’ learning!—useful, practical stuff!—such as would enable a fellow to get his own bread and butter; or in new Purchase terms, his hog and hominy!|
|Wanderings of a Vagabond 242: The Skaggs family, which was a numerous one, cultivated a small farm, from which they extracted sufficient hog and hominy to keep them from starvation.|
|Fort Worth Dly Gaz. (TX) 1 Apr. 1/4: Whenever a flood has visited the great valley Congress has sent down hog and homony by the ton and shoveled it outamong the voracious Ethiopians.|
|Louisiana Populist 21 Dec. 1/5: Honest sensible men will see that ‘hog and hominy’ will do no better than cotton .|
|Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) 21 Nov. 1/7: It is nothing more nor less than the good old ‘hog and hominy’ doctrine.|
|DN III:viii 578: hog and hominy, n. Poor rations of any kind.‘Word-List From Western Indiana’ in|
|Cayton’s Wkly (Seattle, WA) 20 Dec. 4/2: I am rustling for hog and hominy for seven dependents.|
|Dixie Frontier 290: Bacon or other pork products were such a common accompaniment of this kind of corn that the monotonous diet was often referred to as ‘hog and hominy’ .|
see sow-belly n.
1. a loudspeaker.
|Crusaders (1950) 330: Bing dropped a package on the chair. ‘Why, the hog-caller!’ exclaimed Troy, and got up to shake Bing’s hand. [...] ‘My God, you haven’t brought those damned loudspeakers again.’.|
2. one who makes themselves heard, with complaints, arguments, orders etc.
|Decade 349: In Washington, the misfits, the clowns, the head line-eaters, the handshakers and the hog-callers made big medicine.|
|Hy Lit’s Unbelievable Dict. of Hip Words 22: hog-caller – Big mouth complainer; a loud, barking cat that’s always heard well above the crowd giving his chops a workout.|
3. a loud and piercing scream, akin to those used by farmers calling their pigs.
|Erections, Ejaculations etc. 124: Hyans dropped to his knees and screamed [...] he grabbed the handle, dropped to his knees and let go another hog-caller.|
(US black) an unintelligent person.
|‘Hectic Harlem’ in N.Y. Amsterdam News 8 Feb, sect. 2: HOG CUTTER. – A low-brow person.|
(US) very drunk.
|Brave Cowboy (1958) 38: Got hog drunk and hit the floor.|
|Pop. 1280 (1990) 69: Just about every time you were out here hog-drunk, too stupid to appreciate what a good thing you had.|
see separate entry.
(Aus.) a useless person, a parasite, a ‘good-for-nothing’; lit. very fat.
|[||Bulletin (Sydney) 31 Mar. 24/2: McAuliffe, as far as appearances went, hadn’t trained an hour; he was hog-fat].|
|Haxby’s Circus 98: That’s what comes of having a cripple on the show – a bloomin’ hog-fat.|
a mean, miserly, sneaking person.
|Counter-Rat F4: [A long-tail’d Rat] He was no Hog-grubber.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: A Hog-grubber, a close-fisted, narrow-soul’d sneaking Fellow.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|Life and Adventures.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Dict. Sl. and Cant.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Modern Flash Dict. 18: Hog grubber – a sneaking mean fellow, a cadger. Hog grunter – a close-sifted, narrow-souled, mean fellow.|
|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open [as cit. 1835].|
|New and Improved Flash Dict.|
(US) a state of bliss or blissful ignorance.
|Railway Carman’s Jrnl 18 50/1: I’ve got a splendid agreement all ready drawn up and signed, and it’s all to your benefit [...] all you have to do is just wake up long enough to sign up and you are in hog heaven.|
|AS XX:2 Apr. 83: His friends will scoff: ‘Look at ol’ Billie Bob over there. He thinks he’s in hog-Heaven.’.‘A Yankee ... on Texas Speech’ in|
|Secret of Fire Five 43: At first the rest of the guys were in hog heaven.|
|Double Whammy (1990) 194: Man of means. Garcia was in hog heaven.|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 352: Blacks (and women) were in hog heaven after Kovach got there.|
|Skinny Dip 160: Chaz must be in hog heaven [...] He could chat about his penis all night long.|
|The Answer Is 25: I had my own little Philco radio. [...] I’d listen to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and Fibber McGee and Molly [...] I was in hog heaven.|
(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.
|Whip & Satirist of NY & Brooklyn (NY) 30 Apr. n.p.: the whip wants to know If Mrs C of Hog town has found any beaux yet and if so where did they come from.|
|Life in Boston & N.Y. (Boston, MA) 7 Sept. n.p.: But then, what can you expect? This is Hog-town!|
|Wooings of Jezebel Pettyfer 8: ‘Huh! I’ll learn yo’ manners, yo’ dirty – black – hog-wallowin’ --’ She stammered in her fury, searching for epithets.|
|letter inXIT Ranch of Texas 200: The sporting fraternity was kept below the hill, where Hog-town reveled by night and slept by day.|
|(con. late 19C) Shady Ladies of the Old West 🌐 There was usually a so-called ‘Hog Town’ just off the reservation, where the men could find gambling, whiskey, and a few aging and degenerate women.|
(US) an unexpected or large financial profit.
|Taking Chances 8: They had just pulled off a swell hog-killing up in Toronto and had two or three thousand each in their clothes.|
|Adventure Apr. 958: A Gigantic Hog-Killing. We have Inside Information of a Long Shot that should Win To-morrow at 10 to 1 [HDAS].|
(US) a boisterous party, a celebration.
|Texas Cow Boy (1950) 100: John and I [...] had a hog killing time all by ourselves.|
|Fort Worth Daily Gaz. (TX) 19 Mar. n.p.: The Cincinnati club must have felt very much at home. What a hog-killing time they had, to be sure.|
|Waco Eve. News (TX) 25 Mar. 2/2: The people had a regular hog-killing time in 1890 and have been feasting on backbone.|
|DN III:i 83: hog-killin’ time, n. phr. An enjoyable time. ‘We just had a hog-killin’ time’.‘Words from Northwest Arkansas’ in|
|Cattle Brands 🌐 Says he will have two fiddlers, and promises us the hog killingest time of our lives.‘In the Hands of His Friends’ in|
|Seattle Republican (Wash. State) 22 July 5/3: I had hog-killing time with the boys.|
|DN IV:iii 184: hog killin’ time, n. [...] 2. A highly enjoyable time.‘A Word-List From Virginia’ in|
|(ref. to late 19C) Amer. Madam (1981) 111: A bang-out hog wallow of a night like that was for only a few guests who were special.|
|AS VIII:1 49/2: Hog-killing, n. Any sort of hilarious celebration or jollification.‘4th Ozark Word List’ in|
|Down in the Holler 253: We had a regular hog-killin’ at the dance t’other night.|
see separate entry.
|Gingertown 8: Ain’t nothing good about that hog-mouth nigger.|
(US black) a disgusting or filthy place.
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 877: And as long as they put me in the f-- hogpen of a Stockade, I’ll never go back.|
|CUSS 138: Hog pen A messy room.et al.|
(US) a brothel.
|[||Sl. Dict. 211: Rancho In Washington, with their accustomed ingenuity in corrupting words and meanings, the Americans use the appellation for a place of evil report].|
|Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Live Stock Journal 27 Aug. 2/4: The Priest girls, who live at what is known as ‘the hog ranch’ in the southwest part of the city, were robbed and otherwise badly treated Saturday night [DARE].|
|Lin McLean 7: He broke it again at the hog-ranch across the bridge.|
|Story of the Soldier 140: These shacks soon became known as ‘hog ranches’ and [...] two or three of the most wretched and lowest class of abandoned women [...] could be seen standing in the doorway.|
|Trails Plowed Under 85: But we’re all peaceful enough till the sport that runs this hog-ranch objects to the noise I’m makin’.|
|(con. late 19C)40 Miles a Day 55: An occasional spree in a frontier saloon or off-limits ‘hog ranch’ groggery and brothel was not really considered evidence of heavy drinking.|
|(con. 1860s)Hist. of Wyoming 203: Many ‘soiled doves’ could be found in Wyoming towns and at rural ‘hog ranches’.|
|(con. 1870s)in Memories of Texas Cowboys 24: Old Dad Guest had a hog ranch at Fort Chadbourne along in the early seventies.|
|(con. 1860s) Stories the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell 174: These ‘hog ranches’ were found outside Fort Laramie [...] Fort Lincoln, among others.|
(US) very wealthy, esp. nouveau-riche.
|Silent War 129: Debauchers of law and justice, so hog-rich with plunder you cannot estimate your wealth.|
|Another Mug for the Bier 12: [I]f the government built the pipeline, the Broken Bow interests would be hog-rich overnight.|
|Missionary Stew 49: The Keatses went from dirt-poor to hog-rich to banker-stuffy in one generation.|
|If I Never Get Back 5: Squatting near the vaulted window of her hog-rich parents’ Burlingame home.|
a rustic, an ignorant peasant, a disgusting, filthy person .
|Roaring Girle II ii: por.: Must I carry this great fiddle to your chamber, Mistress Mary? moll: Fiddle, goodman hog-rubber?|
|Bartholomew Fair V iv: Ay, Hogrubber o’ Pickt-hatch.|
|Anatomy of Melancholy iii. ii. iv. i. (1638) 536: The very rusticks and hog-rubbers if once they tast of this Loue liquor, are inspired in an instant.|
see hog-eye n.
(W.I.) a crude, loud person.
|Auntie Roachy Sey (2003) 70: She know plenty-plenty oman who deh pon a drive motor car good-good fi plenty years mongs nuff hog-thomas man drivers.|
see hog island
(US tramp) the world of tramping.
|Jack London Reports (1970) 311–21: The ‘Road,’ the hog-train, or for brevity’s sake, the hog: It is a realm almost as unexplored as fairyland, yet hardly as impregnable.‘Road’ in|
see hog-killing (time)
see separate entries.
(orig. US) extremely drunk.
|Guardian 8 Dec. 🌐 So to avoid complete, staggering, hog-whimpering inebriation at big tastings I just take tiny sips – and a second if the first seems promising.|
1. (US, also hoggy-wild) out of control, crazy; often as go hog-wild.
|Nat. Tribune (Wash., DC) 22 Oct. 8/3: Don’t get hump-backed and red-eyed and go hog-wild about the election.|
|DN II:vi 419: hog wild, adj. Wildy excited. ‘I never saw such an excitement over a little thing in Arkansas as there was over that debate. They went hog wild.’.‘Words from Northwest Arkansas’ in|
|Guthrie Daily Leader (OK) 21 Feb. 1/1: This town has gone absolutely hog wild in its antagonism to Guthrie and everything emanating from there.|
|You Know Me Al (1984) 143: You better not take a chance because the big busher is hogwild.|
|Coll. Short Stories (1941) 150: Make this fella pitch, boys [...] He was hog wild in Philly the other day.‘Women’ in|
|(con. 1918) Mattock 285: Him and all the rest’ll run hog-wild.|
|Cowboy Lingo 190: Flop yo’ ears an’ go hog wild.|
|McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon (2001) 76: They’ve gone hog-proud and hog-wild.|
|Seeds of Man (1995) 251: Boys up there’d go plumb hoggy wild if’n they c’d lay an eye on any secha perty set of hips.|
|Criminal (1993) 8: I kind of went hog wild in there.|
|Mama Black Widow 233: I didn’t go hog wild any more.|
|Thief 163: That’s sure hell the route I went. Hog wild.|
|Tourist Season (1987) 176: Jesús Bernal went hog-wild with bombs. He built three of them, and typed up a preliminary list of targets.|
|(con. c.1970) Phantom Blooper 234: Obrey says [...] to my mother: ‘That boy is hog wild and jaybird crazy.’.|
|Lucky You 71: I want these boys to go hog wild.|
|Dreamcatcher 122: When you were a kid and got your first chemistry set [...] you got tired of the faggy little experiments in the booklet and just went hogwild and mixed all that shit together.|
2. absolutely determined; also adv.
|Wells Brothers 🌐 Ch. ii: I’ve fallen head over ears in love with the idea of this trail hospital. [...] I’m hog wild to get in on it.|
|Professor How Could You! 206: Driving my car around hog-wild, jamming its fenders against every tree in the whole country.|
1. (US) a noisy, inelegant, low-class dance.
|Mansfield (OH) News 7 Dec. 10(?)/3: The side show of the movement will be to go after the kind of music that you hear in the all-night dumps and the public hog-rassles.|
|DN IV 233: Hog-wrastle, n. A modern dance.|
|DN V 387: Hog wrestle (—rassle) n.phr. Contemptuous term for a cheap or vulgar dance. ‘The dance last night was a regular hog wrestle.’.|
|Leatherneck Feb. 29: Jimmy Lowery, who rarely misses a hawg-rassle, hasn’t been to a dance in a coon’s age [HDAS].|
|(con. WWI)Approach to Battle 28: I cursed my horse and my own folly for letting myself in for any such hog wrastle [HDAS].|
|in DARE II 1047/1: hog-stomp.|
2. a rowdy argument.
|Ourselves, Inc. 89: There‘s going to be lots of trouble ahead, but after this hog-wrestle, what’s going to be a-popping, I’d like to see.|
see under drive v.1
|Another Mug for the Bier 17: He was a big, hog-gutted man with little puzzled blue eyes set deep in a heavy, purple face.|
(W.I., Bdos) in a state of absolute bliss.
|Dict. Carib. Eng. Usage.|
(US) unsteadily, clumsily.
|World (N.Y.) 19 Oct. 2/6: Collins, after scrambling around like a hog on ice, tossed it to first in time for an out.|
1. (US) living as a tramp; by ext. dismissed from a job (see cite 1915).
|Sun (NY) 21 May 28/1: ‘Dis is de last time dat I’m goin’ to get on de hog [...] Dis is de fourt’ winter dat I’ve had to “hobo” it and I’m tired’.|
|Coconino Sun (Flagstaff, AZ) 3 Dec. 5/1: [The building] was constructed as a reform school. It might just as well have been built as a refuge for sporting men who are on the hog train, as there are more of them.|
|S.F. Chronicle 6 Mar. 3: In the hunt for Rudolph, Pinkerton men rode with tramps on brake beams, on the ends of blind baggage cars, in freight cars, ‘on the hog’ — that is to say, on hog and livestock trains — on cow-catchers, and in the crevices of lumber cars.|
|NY Tribune 28 May 15/5: Cozy made his major league debut [...] three years ago, and after two weeks they put him on the Hog Train.|
|Hobo 213: ‘On the hog’ in Kansas City.‘No Matter Where You Go’ in Anderson|
|Amer. Songbag 191: I’m still on the hog train flagging my meals.‘A.R.U’ in|
|🎵 I got a pocket full of dollars, so you see I ain’t on the hog.‘My Silver Dollar Mama’|
2. (US) out of order, chaotic, of objects, in bad condition.
|DN II:i 41: hog, n. In phrase ‘on the hog’ used as adj. Very poor, bad.‘College Words and Phrases’ in|
|Road 159: Salinas is on the ‘hog,’ the ‘bulls’ is ‘horstile.’.|
|in Rebel Voices (1964) 76: Things are dull in San Francisco, / On the hog in New Orleans.|
|Under Big Top 229: This road’s on the hog [DA].|
|Hobo’s Hornbook 95: Things are dull in San Francisco, / On the hog in New Orleans.‘Everywhere You Go’ in|
3. (US campus) at a disadvantage.
|Sandburrs 81: In ten hours more dey would have had that bank on d’ hog for fair.‘Crime That Failed’ in|
4. (US) of people, in bad condition, penniless.
|Sandburrs 188: D’ fam’ly was on d’ hog for fair when Bridgy gets there. [Ibid.] 288: His ratty eyes—one of ’em on d’ hog, as I states.|
5. (US) depressed.
|Artie (1963) 29: On the hog, that’s all. Been feelin’ rotten all day.|
6. (US campus) honest.
|Student Sl. in Cohen (1997) 17: hog train, to be strictly on the To be fair, honest. ‘That isn’t cheating; it’s strictly on the hog train.’.|
see hog v. (1b)
see under sure as... phr.
see separate entry.
Verbs meaning to masturbate
|Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 128: I think they go home and beat the hog over them.|
|(con. 1940s) True Confessions (1979) 43: Guys who shit on the sidewalk. Panty sniffers [...] The guy who belts his hog on the Number 43 bus there.|
|Destination: Morgue! (2004) 274: My kid Brandon sneaks down to watch her and belt his hog.‘Hot-Prowl Rape-O’ in|
|GeorgeCarlin.com 🌐 Masturbate (male): flog the dog, flog the hog.|
|GeorgeCarlin.com 🌐 Masturbation (Male): hack the hog.|
|Y Porn.com 🌐 Join this porn site and hug the hog!|
see I’ll be jiggered! under jigger v.3