Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

NUGG, v. Also nogg (Jak.). To warm a liquid slightly by stirring with a hot metal rod or poker (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Ork. 1929 Marw.), gen. as ppl.adj. in phr.: nugged ale, nugget-, ale warmed in this way (Ib.), hot ale with meal stirred into it (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.). Hence nugger, nogger, the rod of heated iron used for the purpose (Jak.). [nʌg]

[Prob. the same word as Nug, v., from the motion of the poker.]

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

"Nugg v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Feb 2020 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND: