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groundhog

[ground-hog, -hawg] /ˈgraʊndˌhɒg, -hɔg/
noun
1.
Also, ground hog.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60, Americanism; ground1 + hog
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British Dictionary definitions for ground-hog

groundhog

/ˈɡraʊndˌhɒɡ/
noun
1.
another name for woodchuck
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Word Origin and History for ground-hog

groundhog

n.

1784, from ground (n.) + hog (n.). Also known colloquially as a whistlepig, and cf. aardvark. Ground Hog Day first recorded 1871, American English.

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