- to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug.
- to drive with blows.
- 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
First recorded in 1850–55; variant of slug2
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Examples from the Web for slogger
When he had finished he told me of his interview with the Slogger.
Slogger,” said the man, in a growling voice, “we must do it this wery night.
While he was engaged with it the Slogger gently patted his head.
The Slogger was not however, so faithless as his old friend imagined.
“Hall right,” cried the Slogger, giving the signal to drive on.
- 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
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for slogger
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.
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