1. To Iceberg Slim and his contemporaries, this was jivespeak for a Cadillac or other fine car. Every pimp needs a hog to mantain their reputation, and usually they need to get a new one every year.

2. Bikerspeak for a good motorcycle, most likely a vintage Harley Davidson.

hobbit = H = hole

hog n.,vt.

1. Favored term to describe programs or hardware that seem to eat far more than their share of a system's resources, esp. those which noticeably degrade interactive response. Not used of programs that are simply extremely large or complex or that are merely painfully slow themselves. More often than not encountered in qualified forms, e.g., `memory hog', `core hog', `hog the processor', `hog the disk'. "A controller that never gives up the I/O bus gets killed after the bus-hog timer expires." 2. Also said of people who use more than their fair share of resources (particularly disk, where it seems that 10% of the people use 90% of the disk, no matter how big the disk is or how many people use it). Of course, once disk hogs fill up one filesystem, they typically find some other new one to infect, claiming to the sysadmin that they have an important new project to complete.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

'Hog' is a change in the shape of a wooden ship due to structural damage. After a ship has been around for a few years, things will inevitably break. A good ship's carpenter might be able to keep up minor repairs while at sea, but eventually the wood will rot, planks will come apart, deck beams will come loose, and frames will break. As the ship loses the ability to hold its shape, her bow and stern will droop, she will spread apart across the deck, and rise up slghtly amidships.

A hogged ship will not move through the water as quickly as a sounder ship, and will leak more. More to the point, the ship will have lost her graceful girlish figure. She will look, well, tired. Not shipshape.

Sound ship:

                   ||             || \           |o--._          \
                   |o             ||  \          ||\   `-._       \
                   ||\            ||  |          || )      `-._    \
                   || )           || /           ||/           `-._ \
                   ||/            ||/            |o                `.\
    _______        |o             |o             ||        ______.-======
   /       |_______||_____________||____________.''-------'       /
  (                                                             /
   \O  O    O    O    O    O    O    O    O    O    O    O     /
    \                                                         /
     \                                                       /

Hogged ship:

                   ||             || \           |o--._          \
                   |o             ||  \          ||\   `-._       \
                   ||\            ||  |          || )      `-._    \
                   || )           || /           ||/           `-._ \
                   ||/            ||/            |o                `.\
                   |o             |o             ||           ____---__
   ___.----.    ___||_____.-------''-------._____||_.--------'   /   --       
  /        '---'           _    O    O    _    _    _    _      /
  \ -, -,   -,   O    O   `-             `-   `-   `-   `-     /
   \                                                          /
    \                                                        /

When hauled out of the water, a hogged ship will probably show a noticeable chine at the turn of the bilge. A small boat can be repaired, but a large ship requires a substantial overhaul. In the past, this would have been economically infeasible, and the tired old girl would have been broken up for firewood. Large wooden ships are so rare today, that millions of dollars can be spent repairing them for their historical interest alone.

Hog (?), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. Haggis, Hogget, and Hoggerel.]

1. Zool.

A quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera of Suidae; esp., the domesticated varieties of S. scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called, respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker; specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.

⇒ The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern Europe, are thought to have been derived from Sus Indicus.


A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow.



A young sheep that has not been shorn.


4. Naut.

A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a ship's bottom under water.



(Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp of which paper is made.

Bush hog, Ground hog, etc. See under Bush, Ground, etc. -- Hog caterpillar Zool., the larva of the green grapevine sphinx; -- so called because the head and first three segments are much smaller than those behind them, so as to make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See Hawk moth. -- Hog cholera, an epidemic contagious fever of swine, attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. Law (Farmer's Veter. Adviser. )-- Hog deer Zool., the axis deer. -- Hog gum Bot., West Indian tree (Symphonia globulifera), yielding an aromatic gum. -- Hog of wool, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep of the second year. -- Hog peanut Bot., a kind of earth pea. -- Hog plum Bot., a tropical tree, of the genus Spondias (S. lutea), with fruit somewhat resembling plums, but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies. -- Hog's bean Bot., the plant henbane. -- Hog's bread.Bot. See Sow bread. -- Hog's fennel. Bot. See under Fennel. -- Mexican hog Zool., the peccary. -- Water hog. Zool. See Capybara.


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Hog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hogged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hogging.]


To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse.


2. Naut.

To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.


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Hog, v. i. Naut.

To become bent upward in the middle, like a hog's back; -- said of a ship broken or strained so as to have this form.


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