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 (hô′gĭsh, hŏg′ĭsh)
1. Coarsely self-indulgent or gluttonous.
2. Filthy.

hog′gish·ly adv.
hog′gish·ness n.


selfish, gluttonous, or dirty
ˈhoggishly adv
ˈhoggishness n


(ˈhɔ gɪʃ, ˈhɒg ɪʃ)

1. selfish or gluttonous.
2. filthy.
hog′gish•ly, adv.
hog′gish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hoggish - resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy; "piggish table manners"; "the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father"; "swinish slavering over food"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"


Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
References in classic literature ?
The words had the effect of lending an additional clarity and firmness of outline to the picture of himself which Bill had already drawn in his mind--of a soulless creature sunk in hoggish slumber.
But it will require only the slightest exercise of magic to make the exterior conform to the hoggish disposition.
The door of the saloon being flung open, the drove of hogs ran in all directions save the right one, in accordance with their hoggish perversity, but were finally driven into the back yard of the palace.
Because they are more hoggish," the steward interrupted.
take a look at the yard and see okay, what can I take out, what can we change, how could we improve our irrigation methods, and still have something that's pretty to look at, but not so water hoggish.
JP cautions against getting too hoggish on the amount of pressure used as it's possible to damage the innards of the pin.
The central bank is often found looking the other way while the hoggish lenders keep on fleecing the uninitiated borrowers.