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JOOGLE, v.1, n. Also jougle, juggle, jaugle. Sc. variants and usages of Eng. joggle. [dʒugl]

I. v. 1. As in Eng., to shake, move, rock to and fro (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 288, juggle). Gen.Sc., rare in em.Sc.(b). Adj. jooglie, shaky, apt to rock, unsteady (Id.). Edb. 1828  D. M. Moir Mansie Wauch (1839) xiv.:
Being wearied with the joogling of the cart.
Sc. 1834  M. Scott T. Cringle's Log xiv.:
The top rising and disappearing as the stream surged past, like a buoy jaugling in a tideway.
Sc. 1899  Montgomerie-Fleming 80:
It's the jouglin' caur that lasts longest.
e.Lth. 1903  J. Lumsden Toorle 6:
I'se see Mary doun in the Inn kitchen afore I joogle awa' hame i' th' gig.

2. To jog along. Also in Eng. dial. Sc. 1827  W. Tennant Anster Fair ii. xxii.:
Whilst, joggling at each wench's side, her joe Cracks many a rustic joke.

II. n. A shaking or rocking to and fro. Gen.Sc. Sc. 1834  M. Scott T. Cringle's Log iii.:
I had nearly lost an eye by a floating boarding-pike that was lanced at me by the jaugle of the water.

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"Joogle v.1, n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Oct 2018 <>



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