When you struggle to walk through the snow with heavy steps, this is an example of a time when you trudge.
A long path that is hard to walk along is an example of a trudge.
Origin of trudge
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Mid-16th century. Original meaning was somewhat idiomatic, meaning "to walk using snowshoes." Probably of Scandinavian origin, compare Icelandic Ã¾rÅ«ga ("snowshoe"), Norwegian truga ("snowshoe") and dialectal Swedish trudja ("snowshoe.").