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Definition of slug



  • a commuter who "hitchhikes" a ride with an unknown driver at a designated pickup point. Often used to take advantage of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes during commute hours.
    I pulled up to the slug line, called out my destination, and scooped up some slugs.

    Last edited on Aug 21 2012. Submitted by Shelly A. from Leesburg, VA, USA on Jun 03 2004.

verb - intransitive

  • to hitchhike as described in the noun sense.
    Slugging is a great way to get to work.

    Last edited on Aug 21 2012. Submitted by Shelly A. from Leesburg, VA, USA on Jun 03 2004.

verb - transitive


  • "Slug" also has several non-slang meanings.
    There is a slug on the sidewalk.

    Last edited on Apr 25 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 11 2004.

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