Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person who is a mere clog on a company, but is tolerated because he pays the shot for the rest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Old Slang A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete, slang One who is tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them.

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Examples

  • A shot-clog was a drinking friend in Tudor times who was tolerated only because he would buy a round.

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