Sunday, August 2, 2009

I've Been a Word Hog

I've been so busy this past week that I haven't had time to post on the blog. So forgive me for listing the past few days' FWOTDs.

today's funny word of the day: hog

Definition from

hog (hôg, häg)

noun pl. hogs, hog

1. any swine, esp. a domesticated adult (Sus scrofa) ready for market, or, in England, a castrated boar BRIT. a young sheep not yet shorn INFORMAL a selfish, greedy, gluttonous, coarse, or filthy person SLANG a large, heavy motorcycle

Etymology: ME <>hogg < ? or akin to ON höggva, to cut (akin to OE heawan, hew), in basic sense “castrated”

transitive verb hogged, hogging hog′·ging

to arch (the back) like a hog's

to cause (a ship, keel, etc.) to be higher in the center than at the ends

to trim (a horse's mane) in order to make it bristly

SLANG to grab greedily; take all of or an unfair share of

intransitive verb

to be higher in the center than at the ends, as the bottom of a ship

8/1 FWOTD: chubby

7/31 FWOTD: grubby

7/30 FWOTD: dangle

7/29 FWOTD: grumpy

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