hoggish

[ haw-gish, hog-ish ]SEE DEFINITION OF hoggish
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We fellers are only havin' a little fun with 'em for bein' so stuck-up and hoggish.

He was as unsociable, hoggish an old curmudgeon as ever rode a stout hack.

For those devils so talked of and feared are none else but hoggish jailors.

It had a black, hoggish nose, but there were fangs in its great jaws.

All our industrious men were well behaved; and all our idle men were hoggish.

Venta do Duque is a sty right worthy of being the capital of hoggish dominions.

But it will require only the slightest exercise of magic to make the exterior conform to the hoggish disposition.

The young of the cowbird is disproportionately large and aggressive, one might say hoggish.

It was a hoggish thing to do; but he was a native and knew no reason for letting up.

And you will cosset him in them—to save his hoggish dignity487 and buttress up his heavy pride.

WORD ORIGIN

"gluttonous," late 15c., from hog (n.) + -ish. Related: Hoggishly; hoggishness.

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