Chiefly British Slang. a hooligan; lout.

Origin of trog

First recorded in 1955–60; short for troglodyte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trog


verb trogs, trogging or trogged

(intr often foll by along) British informal to walk, esp aimlessly or heavily; stroll

Word Origin for trog

C20: perhaps a blend of trudge and slog
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Word Origin and History for trog

"obnoxious person, boor, lout," 1956, short for troglodyte.

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