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.
shog (plural shogs)
- (archaic) jolt, shake (brisk movement)
1808, John Dryden, The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18):
- 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:
- 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:
- 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.