verb (used with object), flogged, flog·ging.
- to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
- to promote; publicize.
Origin of flog
Examples from the Web for flogger
Why should there be a distinction between the flogger and the flogged?Mr. Midshipman Easy|Captain Frederick Marryat
It is also known under the name of flogger, the latter seemingly the more appropriate of the two.Graining and Marbling|Frederick Maire
The sentence of the court was carried out by a scourger, sometimes called flagellator, or flogger.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
I no more care for a flogging than a boy does at Eton: and only let the flogger beware—I will be a match for him, I warrant you.
How could the flogger of urchins be otherwise than animated and joyous?The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.|Washington Irving
verb flogs, flogging or flogged
- to harp on some long discarded subject
- to pursue the solution of a problem long realized to be insoluble
Word Origin for flog
1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.
see beat a dead horse.