Meaning of water hog in English:

water hog

Pronunciation /ˈwɔːtə ˌhɒɡ/


  • 1The capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris.

  • 2A machine for removing excess water from sports grounds, typically involving a large absorbent roller from which it is transferred to a storage tank.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Purchas. From water + hog.