Main definitions of trog in English

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trog1

noun

British
informal
  • A person regarded as contemptible or socially inferior.

    • ‘He's your typical footy trog who inflates the language of football by injecting gratuitous fat-speak.’
    • ‘At the risk of sounding like one of those trogs who dwells in a cave, shouts UGH when a strange clan shows up and waves monkey femurs, and must wait 75,000 years before Nuance is discovered, I'll admit to being anti-enemy.’
    • ‘Unlike him, I think top universities do have a duty to open more routes, but ministers should devise quotas that help the genuinely disadvantaged, the trogs of Hartlepool, not the trendies of Hampstead.’
    • ‘For each of these guys are scores of others who ride, from the dirtiest swamp trog to the freshest flip technician.’
    • ‘Where are all the not-yet-total trogs, but not still bling-bling homies?’
    despicable people, despicable person, rabble, riff-raff, refuse, garbage, trash, vermin, the lowest of the low, the dregs of society
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Origin

1950s: abbreviation of troglodyte.

Pronunciation:

trog

/trɒɡ/

Main definitions of trog in English

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trog2

verb

[NO OBJECT]British
informal
  • Walk heavily or laboriously; trudge:

    ‘I left him trogging off to the tube station’
    • ‘But I haven't come along and sort of trogged around Hollywood begging for a job.’
    • ‘He is happy to continue his apprenticeship with Gary, trogging up and down to Wales each week in the famous ‘magic bus’.’
    • ‘The guided Sicilian Volcano Hike will have you trogging up and around Etna for a couple of days, exploring craters and eerie lava fields, then cresting the summit.’
    meander, make one's way, wind one's way, find one's way, pick one's way
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Origin

1980s: perhaps a blend of trudge or trek and slog.

Pronunciation:

trog

/trɒɡ/