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[slog] /slɒg/
verb (used with object), slogged, slogging.
to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
to drive with blows.
verb (used without object), slogged, slogging.
to deal heavy blows.
to walk or plod heavily.
to toil.
a long, tiring walk or march.
long, laborious work.
a heavy blow.
Origin of slog
1850-55; variant of slug2
Related forms
slogger, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for slogged
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  • It was not for nothing we slogged away there day after day, learning to conquer disappointment and defeat.

    Two Daring Young Patriots W. P. Shervill
  • If you, reader, had been one of the hands, would you have slogged?

  • We just slogged through as best we were able, which wasn't really very good.

    Industrial Revolution Poul William Anderson
  • He slogged wildly at the first ball, missed it, and paid the penalty.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He slogged through the mud, instantly soaking as soon as he was out of shelter, not knowing or caring.

    Now We Are Three Joe L. Hensley
  • Young Thornton once slogged a hoff-ball through my winder as cost me two bob,—and I stood it with pleasure.

  • Nights, Sundays and holidays I plugged and slogged, nor did I relent even when vacation time came round.

    If You Don't Write Fiction Charles Phelps Cushing
  • It was slow, hard work, and costly, but they slogged away until the German guns were silent.

  • The bug skipped through mud where the Boltwoods' Gomez had slogged and rolled.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • Through that ghastly fourteen days we had slogged dully south away from Mons, ever getting nearer Paris.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
British Dictionary definitions for slogged


verb slogs, slogging, slogged
to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
(intransitive) to work hard; toil
(intransitive; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod
(cricket) to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball
a tiring hike or walk
long exhausting work
a heavy blow or swipe
Derived Forms
slogger, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for slogged



1824, "hit hard," probably a variant of slug (v.3) "to strike." Sense of "walk doggedly" first recorded 1872. Related: Slogged; slogger; slogging.


1846, "a hard hit," from slog (v.). Sense of "spell of hard work" is from 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for slogged



  1. A pudgy, generally unattractive, and untidy person: You great, fat slob!/ a big slob with a chin that stuck out like a shelf
  2. A slovenly and disorderly person; a sloppy and disheveled person: What a slob! You'd think his room was the town dump
  3. A mediocre person, esp one who is likely to fail or be victimized: just another poor slob

[1861+; fr Anglo-Irish, used affectionately of a quiet, fat, slow child]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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