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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawrt-hawg, -hog]
    • /ˈwɔrtˌhɔg, -ˌhɒg/
    • /ˈwɔːt.hɒɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrt-hawg, -hog]
    • /ˈwɔrtˌhɔg, -ˌhɒg/

Definitions of warthog word

  • noun warthog an African wild swine, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, having large tusks and warty protuberances on the face. 1
  • noun warthog An African wild pig with bristly gray skin, a large head, warty lumps on the face, and curved tusks. 1
  • noun warthog African swine with tusks 1
  • countable noun warthog A warthog is a wild pig with two large teeth that curve upwards at the sides of its mouth. Warthogs live in Africa. 0
  • noun warthog a wild pig, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, of southern and E Africa, having heavy tusks, wartlike protuberances on the face, and a mane of coarse hair 0

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Origin of warthog

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; wart + hog

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Parts of speech for Warthog


warthog popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

warthog usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warthog

noun warthog

  • pig — an earthenware crock, pot, pitcher, or jar.
  • boar — A boar or a wild boar is a wild pig.
  • piglet — a little pig.
  • swine — any stout, cloven-hoofed artiodactyl of the Old World family Suidae, having a thick hide sparsely covered with coarse hair, a disklike snout, and an often short, tasseled tail: now of worldwide distribution and hunted or raised for its meat and other products. Compare hog, pig1 , wild boar.
  • piggy — a small or young pig.

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