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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GOGGIE, n. Also gaggie and curtailed forms gog, gug. A child's name for an egg (Arg., Lnk. 1954); an unfledged bird, a nestling (Ags. (gug), Kcb., Dmf. (gog) 1954). Cf. obs. n.Eng. dial. goggy, id.

Hence ppl.adj. goggit, gugget, of an egg: fertile, having a chick inside (Ags. 1952 People's Jnl. (2 Aug.)), esp. in the later stages of incubation. [′gɔgi, ′gʌgi]Arg.1 1935:
Come oot wi' me tae the hen-hoose an' we'll gether the goggies.

[Gael. gogaidh, a nursery word for an egg, gog, v., to cackle. Cf. also Guga.]

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