verb (used with object), slogged, slog·ging.

to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
to drive with blows.

verb (used without object), slogged, slog·ging.


Nearby words

  1. slobby,
  2. slocum,
  3. sloe,
  4. sloe gin,
  5. sloe-eyed,
  6. slogan,
  7. sloganeer,
  8. sloganeering,
  9. sloganize,
  10. sloid

Origin of slog

First recorded in 1850–55; variant of slug2

Related formsslog·ger, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slog


verb slogs, slogging or slogged

to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
(intr) to work hard; toil
(intr; 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 Formsslogger, noun

Word Origin for slog

C19: of unknown origin

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