Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 22:41

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English schoggen (to shake up and down, jog), from Middle Dutch schocken (to jolt, bounce) or Middle Low German schoggen, schucken (to shog), from Old Saxon *skokkan (to move), from Proto-Germanic *skukkaną (to move, shake, tremble). More at shock.

NounEdit

shog (plural shogs)

  1. (archaic) jolt, shake (brisk movement)
    • 1808, John Dryden, The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)[1]:
      The shog of the vessel threw a young Chinese (whom Xavier had christened, and carried along with him) into the sink, which was then open.
    • 1881, Dutton Cook, A Book of the Play[2]:
      Another's diving bow he did adore, Which, with a shog, casts all the hair before, Till he with full decorum brings it back, And rises with a water-spaniel shake.
    • 1899, George A. Aitken, The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899[3]:
      My learned friend assured me further, that the earth had lately received a shog from a comet that crossed its vortex, which, if it had come ten degrees nearer us, had made us lose this whole term.

VerbEdit

shog (third-person singular simple present shogs, present participle shogging, simple past and past participle shogged)

  1. (archaic) to jolt or shake

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