Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

GEG, n.4, v.3 Sc. form of Eng. gag, a mining term.

I. n. A piece of stone or other obstruction preventing the proper closing of a pump valve (Sc. 1886 J. Barrowman Mining Terms 31).

II. v. Found only as ppl.adj. gegged, geggit, of a pump: choked by foreign matter (Ib., gegged; Edb.6 1944, geggit).

[From gag, an obstruction in the mouth; to stop the mouth, to choke.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Geg n.4, v.3". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Jan 2019 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
Browse Down