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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SOG, v.1, n. Also sowg, sug(g). [sɔg, sog-, Ork. Sʌg, Cai. Sʌug]

I. v. To become soaked or saturated with moisture, to be dripping wet, gen. in ppl.adjs. soggin (Ork.), soggit, soaked (ne. Sc. 1971). Also in Eng. dial.Abd. 1955 People's Jnl. (19 Nov.):
Maist days his been dreich an' ragglie, wi' fog an' weet. A'thing fair soggit ootside an' the wa's an' flairs swytin' nae canny.

II. n. A state of dampness, a wet or boggy place, mire (Cai. 1921; Ork. 1929 Marw., sugg; Sh. (sugg), Ork., Cai. 1971). Also in Eng. dial. Cf., Sock, n.2 sukk. Adj. suggie, wet, boggy (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 442). Derivs.: 1. sogy, a mixture of oatmeal and buttermilk, for eating uncooked (Ork. 1929 Marw., Ork. 1971). Cf. Bram; 2. sougage, a thick mixture of food, pigs' swill (Cai. 1921 T.S.D.C.); 3. suggo, a sticky sodden mess (Ork. 1971).

[No doubt the same word as Eng. sog, obs. exc. dial., a wet place, bog, soggy, wet, sloppy, prob. of Scand. orig. Cf. Norw. dial. soggjen, soppy, sogna, to become wet.]

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