hog hog  /ˈhɑɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
  2. (n) a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
  3. (n) domestic swine
  4. (v) take greedily; take more than one's share

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Plebeian hogs have no figures.
  2. As hog prices fall, for instance, producers might take on short positions as a hedge, essentially locking in a price for their pigs before the market collapses even further.
  3. This summer, Americans are going the whole hog, as a new appreciation of nose-to-tail eating has foodies caught up in a make-your-own-bacon craze.

News

  1. Texas Hog Report

    Texas inventory: The June 1 Texas hog and pig inventory, at 640 thousand head, was 27 percent lower than June 2012. The number of breeding hogs totaled 100 thousand head, unchanged from last year.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

  2. Hog Prices Drop on Speculation Pork Demand Slowing; Cattle Fall

    Hog futures headed for the biggest decline in six weeks on speculation that demand for U.S. pork is slowing. Cattle also declined.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Hog Futures Gain on Rising Meatpacker Demand; Cattle Rally

    Hog futures climbed on signs of increasing demand for U.S. animals from meatpackers. Cattle prices also gained.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "If the taxpayers are helping you, then you've got certain responsibilities to not be living high on the hog," President Barack Obama said in an interview Tuesday with "NBC Nightly News".
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The slap in the face was ultimately when he showed up at a 11 o'clock, or whatever time it was in Arkansas, doing the 'pig sooey' hog call," Milloy said. "It seemed like was right in rhythm with the beat. He had been practicing."
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Lawyer Milloy Source: USA Today

  3. "It's remarkably brazen," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a government watchdog group. "It seems like a huge amount of money. And they were certainly living high on the hog."
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Melanie Sloan Source: International Herald Tribune

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