Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

WAGGLE, v., n. Also wag(ge)l (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)); waigle (Sc. 1736 Pilulae Spleneticae 10, 1808 Jam.; Ayr. 1822 H. Ainslie Pilgrimage 44; Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry 82, 1845 T. C. Latto Minister's Kailyard 42; Arg.1 c.1925); waiggle (s.Sc. 1857 H. S. Riddell Psalms lxii. 3); ¶wuggle. Sc. forms and usage: a marsh, a bog, a pool (n.Sc. 1808 Jam., waggle, wuggle). Occas. in place-names. [wɑgl; †wegl. See P.L.D. § 48.1.(3).]Per. 1762 Session Papers, Gray v. Maxwell (6 April) 6:
The Length of the Aqueduct from the Stone-eye to the Waggle of the Mill.
n.Sc. 1805 Session Papers, Leslie v. Fraser (29 March) 74:
He knows the place called the Waggle, between which and the water there was a bog . . . he remembers a high point of land projecting into the Allochy grain, nearly opposite to the Waggle or bog above mentioned.

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

"Waggle v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Nov 2023 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: