- The definition of a trudge is a long, cumbersome or difficult walk.
A long path that is hard to walk along is an example of a trudge.
- To trudge is to walk slowly and laboriously.
When you struggle to walk through the snow with heavy steps, this is an example of a time when you trudge.
A person trudges through the snow.
intransitive verbtrudged, trudging
Origin of trudge; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
intransitive verbtrudged trudged, trudg·ing, trudg·es
Origin of trudgeOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present trudges, present participle trudging, simple past and past participle trudged)
Mid-16th century. Original meaning was somewhat idiomatic, meaning "to walk using snowshoes." Probably of Scandinavian origin, compare Icelandic þrūga ("snowshoe"), Norwegian truga ("snowshoe") and dialectal Swedish trudja ("snowshoe.").