Tug

A name by which collegers are known at Eton. Either from tog (the gown worn in distinction to Oppidans), or from “tough mutton.

A name in college handed down
From mutton tough or ancient gown.

The World, February 17, 1893 (p. 31).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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