hog-wild

Definitions

Slang

  • adjective uncontrolled, unrestrained in behaviour. A folksy Americanism from the turn of the 20th century which is normally heard in the form of ‘go hog-wild’ or ‘run hog-wild’. (Hog is the standard American term for pig.) The term was immortalised as the title of a Laurel and Hardy short film in 1930.
  • adverb uncontrolled, unrestrained in behaviour. A folksy Americanism from the turn of the 20th century which is normally heard in the form of ‘go hog-wild’ or ‘run hog-wild’. (Hog is the standard American term for pig.) The term was immortalised as the title of a Laurel and Hardy short film in 1930.
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