hogget

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hogget a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hogget A sheep or colt alter it has passed its first year.
    • Hogget A young boar of the second year.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hogget A young boar of the second year.
    • n hogget A sheep or colt more than one year old.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hogget a boar of the second year: a sheep or colt after it has passed its first year
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Hog, and Hoggerel
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:

The average weight of the wool of a hogget is 9-1/2 lbs.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Hog, Hogget, Hoggerel, Teg.
"A Treatise on Sheep:" by Ambrose Blacklock
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In poetry:

He'd never make one of them angels,
With faces as white as chalk,
All wool to the toes like hoggets,
And wings like an eagle-hawk.
"My Mate Bill" by Anonymous Oceania