Definition of hogget in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒɡɪt/


1British A yearling sheep.
Example sentences
  • The entry of 1,700 ewes was similar overall to previous years but with more older sheep than hoggets.
  • They said hoggets were now gone out of the system and the supermarkets have changed over to spring lamb.
  • I keep most of my lambs for a whole year, and slaughter them in their second spring, when they are traditionally known as hoggets.
1.1NZ A lamb between weaning and first shearing.
Example sentences
  • Researchers in Cowra are gathering the most comprehensive data ever assembled on growth and meat quality for lambs growing into hoggets.
  • He dropped the ewe count back to 750 and grazed 200 hoggets. 750 ewes at that time was regarded as an economic unit.
  • The three-year research project has found that grazing hoggets on saltbush, supplemented with barley, raised the vitamin E content of meat from 2.5 to 6.5 milligrams per kilogram.


Late Middle English (applied also to a young boar): from hog + -et1.

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