Hoggery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hoggery Hoggish character or manners; selfishness; greed; beastliness. "Crime and shame
      And all their hoggery ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hoggery A place where hogs or swine are kept; a piggery.
    • n hoggery A collection of hogs or swine.
    • n hoggery Hoggishness; swinishness; brutishness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hoggery hoggishness of character: coarseness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. hogge, a gelded hog, prob. from hack, to cut; others derive from W. hwch, a sow, Bret. houch, hoch.

Usage

In literature:

This awful hoggery was located on the road, now called East Street.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
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