One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person regarded as contemptible or socially inferior.
despicable people, despicable person, rabble, riff-raff, refuse, garbage, trash, vermin, good-for-nothing, good-for-nothings, undesirable, undesirables, the lowest of the low, the dregs of societyView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For each of these guys are scores of others who ride, from the dirtiest swamp trog to the freshest flip technician.’
- ‘He's your typical footy trog who inflates the language of football by injecting gratuitous fat-speak.’
- ‘Where are all the not-yet-total trogs, but not still bling-bling homies?’
1950s: abbreviation of troglodyte.
verbtrogged, trogs, troggingBritish
no object, with adverbial of direction Walk heavily or laboriously; trudge.‘I left him trogging off to the tube station’
meander, make one's way, wind one's way, find one's way, pick one's wayView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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’.’
1980s: perhaps a blend of trudge or trek and slog.
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