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  • v. To shake or rock rapidly.


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  • It had never occured to me how underused the word 'shoogle' is in science fiction.

    Encyclopaedia Fantastica

  • I can't begin to describe the horrors being perpetrated by the DJ's, their insistent attempts to incite a conga line, or the, um, "dancing" of the patrons who -- despite clearly being the offspring and younger relatives that the publisher folks had passed on their tickets to -- managed to make your dad's elbow-jiggle and hip-shoogle look like The Moves Of The Groove.

    Poland Whee, Krakow's Heaven

  • If he was worried that the Ribena cartons actually contained nitroglycerine, would the advised procedural protocol be to give them a good shoogle?

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • "Ye-ye-ye mean tae tell me he's gony staun up in public an shout an 'shoogle his boady aboot like that?" he cried.


  • Add the potatoes to the pan a few at a time, giving the pan a good shoogle, and stir to coat them evenly with the cream and milk - this will stop the slices sticking together.


  • 'If they want to look at cartoons they can buy the fuckin' Beano, "he consumingly wanted to say, but had to bite his tongue, as his jacket was already on a shaky nail, and that skinny wee shite was dying to be the one who gave it the decisive shoogle.

    Country of the Blind

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  • Definitely fodder for a "Words I thought were madeupical" list

    April 15, 2009

  • Scots - to wobble or shake from side to side.

    December 10, 2007