Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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NODGE, v.1, n.1
I. v. To push, press; to jog, strike with the knuckles or elbow, poke (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.; Sh. 1964).Sc. 18th c. Merry Muses (1911) 55:
Come nidge me Tam, — come nodge me Tam.Bnff. 1853 Banffshire Jnl. (21 June):
A' rare and needfu' stores, Will just come nodging at our doors.
II. n. A push or stroke, esp. with the knuckles (Ayr. 1823 Galt R. Gilhaize viii.), a jog (Sh. 1964).Ayr. 1822 Galt Steam-Boat x.:
Mrs Pringle gave me a nodge on the elbow.
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