Definition of Hoggerel

1. n. A sheep of the second year. [Written also hogrel.] Ash.



Definition of Hoggerel

1. Noun. A sheep of the second year. ¹

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Definition of Hoggerel

1. a yearling sheep [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoggerel

hogeschool
hogeschools
hogfish
hogfishes
hogframe
hogframes
hogg
hoggan-bag
hoggaster
hoggasters
hogged
hogger
hogger-pump
hogger pump
hogger pumps
hoggerel (current term)
hoggerels
hoggeries
hoggerpipe
hoggers
hoggery
hogget
hoggets
hoggin
hogginess
hoggings
hoggins
hoggish
hoggishly

Literary usage of Hoggerel

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1. A General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: To by George Fulton, G. Knight (1826)
"... n. an historian ; a writer of history History, his'tur-e, n. a narration of facts Histrionic, bis-tre-on'ic, a. befitting the stage or hoggerel, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"'hoggerel street' is one of the main streets in Market Bosworth. Hoik, and Hoik at, r. s,, /. q. Hike, qv Hold, va, pec. to continue. ..."

3. Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans (1881)
"Vide last word. Hog, sb. a yearling sheep. Vide Sheep. hoggerel ... 'hoggerel street' is one of the main streets in Market Bosworth. Hoik, and Hoik at, va, ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... a boar in its third year, hogget, a sheep or colt after it has passed its first year, hoggerel, which Palsgrave explains by ' a yong ..."

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