road hog

road hog

noun
a driver who obstructs traffic by occupying parts of two lanes.

Origin:
1890–95

road-hoggish, adjective
road-hoggism, noun
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road hog
 
n
informal a selfish or aggressive driver

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road hog

A motorist whose vehicle straddles two traffic lanes, as in Stay in your own lane, you road hog! This expression uses hog in the sense of "a greedy or selfish person." [Colloquial; late 1800s]

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