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slog

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verb (used with object), slogged, slog·ging.
  1. to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
  2. to drive with blows.
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verb (used without object), slogged, slog·ging.
  1. to deal heavy blows.
  2. to walk or plod heavily.
  3. to toil.
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noun
  1. a long, tiring walk or march.
  2. long, laborious work.
  3. a heavy blow.
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Origin of slog

First recorded in 1850–55; variant of slug2
Related formsslog·ger, noun
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Examples from the Web for slogger

Historical Examples

  • When he had finished he told me of his interview with the Slogger.

    My Doggie and I

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Slogger,” said the man, in a growling voice, “we must do it this wery night.

    My Doggie and I

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • While he was engaged with it the Slogger gently patted his head.

    My Doggie and I

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The Slogger was not however, so faithless as his old friend imagined.

    My Doggie and I

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • “Hall right,” cried the Slogger, giving the signal to drive on.

    My Doggie and I

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for slogger

slog

verb slogs, slogging or slogged
  1. to hit with heavy blows, as in boxing
  2. (intr) to work hard; toil
  3. (intr; foll by down, up, along, etc) to move with difficulty; plod
  4. cricket to score freely by taking large swipes at the ball
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noun
  1. a tiring hike or walk
  2. long exhausting work
  3. a heavy blow or swipe
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Derived Formsslogger, 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.

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slog

n.

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

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