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Definition of hog
verb (hogs, hogging, hogged)[with object]
- informal do something completely or thoroughly: George decided to go the whole hog and join the Total Abstinence Society[of several origins suggested, one interprets hog as the American slang term for a ten cent piece; another refers to one of Cowper's poems (1779), which discusses Muslim uncertainty about which parts of the pig are acceptable as food, leading to the ‘whole hog’ being eaten]
late Old English hogg, hocg, perhaps of Celtic origin and related to Welsh hwch and Cornish hoch 'pig, sow'