PRONUNCIATION: (HOH-guhn-moh-guhn)

noun: A person having or affecting high power.
adjective: Powerful; grand.

ETYMOLOGY: From Dutch hoogmogend (all powerful), from Hooge en Mogende (high and mighty), honorific for addressing States General (legislature) of the Netherlands. Earliest documented use: 1639.


HOGEN-MOGEN - a sweet-wine-flavored ice cream, the antithesis of the complementary DOS-DAVID flavor

HOGEN-MOVEN - the pigs are going into a different sty for the winter

HOGER-MOGER - underhanded clandestine activity in the Hague (worth reading if you've never come across Elliot Paul before)