Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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NODGE, v.2, n.2

I. v. To sit or go about in a dull, stupid state (Slk. 1825 Jam.); to jog along quietly and leisurely (Dmf. 1825 Jam.; Uls. 1924 W. Lutton Montiaghisms 30).

II. n. Appar. a jogging notion. Ayr. 1901 G. Douglas Green Shutters xi.:
His close musing eye, peering at the dusky-brown nodge of his pony's hip through the gloom.

[Mainly imit., but partly related to Nod as Dadge, n.1 to Dad, n.2 Cf. also Nodge. n.1]

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