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slog

[slog] /slɒg/
verb (used with object), slogged, slogging.
1.
to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
2.
to drive with blows.
verb (used without object), slogged, slogging.
3.
to deal heavy blows.
4.
to walk or plod heavily.
5.
to toil.
noun
6.
a long, tiring walk or march.
7.
long, laborious work.
8.
a heavy blow.
Origin of slog
1850-1855
1850-55; variant of slug2
Related forms
slogger, noun
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  • In fact, half the vice of the slogger's hitting is neutralized, for he daren't lunge out freely for fear of exposing his sides.

    Tom Brown's School Days Thomas Hughes
  • “Hall right,” cried the slogger, giving the signal to drive on.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
  • But now that he had broken down just in the middle of all the long words, the slogger's wrath was fairly aroused.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • The slogger was not however, so faithless as his old friend imagined.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
  • Loud shouts rise from the boys of slogger's house and the School-house are silent and vicious, ready to pick quarrels anywhere.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • When he had finished he told me of his interview with the slogger.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
  • The slogger, agreeing, immediately ran and placed himself on a doorstep which the girl was about to pass.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
  • Constance must not arrive; Burke the slogger must attend to that.

  • For an instant Burke the slogger saw the glaring of a red lamp.

  • He was called slogger Williams, from the force with which it was supposed he could hit.

    Tom Brown's School Days Thomas Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for slogger

slog

/slɒɡ/
verb slogs, slogging, slogged
1.
to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
2.
(intransitive) to work hard; toil
3.
(intransitive; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod
4.
(cricket) to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball
noun
5.
a tiring hike or walk
6.
long exhausting work
7.
a heavy blow or swipe
Derived Forms
slogger, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for slogger

slog

v.

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

n.

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 slogger

slob

noun

  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.
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