Main meanings of trog in English

: trog1trog2

trog1

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Where are all the not-yet-total trogs, but not still bling-bling homies?’
    • ‘He's your typical footy trog who inflates the language of football by injecting gratuitous fat-speak.’
    • ‘For each of these guys are scores of others who ride, from the dirtiest swamp trog to the freshest flip technician.’
    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 society

Origin

1950s abbreviation of troglodyte.

Pronunciation

trog

/trɒɡ/

Main meanings of trog in English

: trog1trog2

trog2

verbtrogs, trogging, trogged

informal British no object, with adverbial of direction
  • Walk heavily or laboriously; trudge.

    ‘I left him trogging off to the tube station’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But I haven't come along and sort of trogged around Hollywood begging for a job.’
    meander, make one's way, wind one's way, find one's way, pick one's way

Origin

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

Pronunciation

trog

/trɒɡ/