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hogger

[haw-ger, hog-er] /ˈhɔ gər, ˈhɒg ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that hogs.
2.
Also called hoghead. Railroads Slang. a locomotive engineer.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; hog + -er1
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Examples from the web for hogger
  • The hogger had been shut down, but the conveyor feeding the hogger had not been.
  • In this case, the large fragments of wood would have to be reduced in size, as by a hammer-mill hogger.
Word Origin and History for hogger
n.

"swineherd, herdsman," early 14c., from hog (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for hogger

hogger

noun

(also hog or hog-head or hogshead or hog-jockey) A railroad engineer; grunt (1915+ Railroad & hoboes)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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