Definitions

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  • n. Boy Scout’s neckerchief clasp or slide, originally a loop or ring of leather.
  • v. Alternative spelling of waggle.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So the next time you see a scout in the street, look beyond the woggle and neckerchief – you're looking at a citizen of the future and one of tomorrow's leaders today.

    Measuring what scouting contributes to local communities

  • In contrast to the designer wear she is usually seen in, she will wear the standard uniform of polo shirt and scarf, secured with a friendship knot rather than a woggle these days.

    Duchess of Cambridge names the charities she will support

  • But you don't have to wear a woggle and neckerchief while tying 76 types of knots and helping old ladies across camp fires, or something, to know that that doesn't apply when the team's manager strops off into the sunset just five days before the start of the new season, leaving the club's plans in a bigger mess than the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Jumping-Up-And-Down-Like-An-Angry-Tigger Routine

  • Compulsive nanoscenarist that I am, I held off offering my version of this weeks news from The Leader in order to give democommie his chance to mind-woggle the story.

    Fast Times in Box Elder County

  • I found them a couple of blocks off the beach and secured a room at the Vistamar Villa, a two-story L-shaped motel bent around a woggle-shaped pool and lushly landscaped courtyard.

    Motel Paradiso

  • Adrenalin and sheer bloody delight flooded through my aching body as I grasped the silky material in one hand and tightened the leather woggle with the other.

    Black Butterfly

  • Al had lost his special Cubs 90th birthday woggle on the hike so was sad about that.

    Snell-Pym » Disastor Central

  • Them letters he wrote was certainly the squashiest -- why, every one of them seemed to woggle like a tumbler of jelly -- sweet and sloppy, as you might say!

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • We're Fuzzy Yellow Wogglebugs, we'll woggle 'til we die.

    Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz

  • We woggle in the morning, at night we sing our song.

    Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz

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  • A wooden neckerchief slide, used in the scouts to keep the nekercheif around necks.

    June 8, 2009

  • A wonderful picture book by Adrienne Adams called A Woggle of Witches shows a woggle to be a group of witches.

    February 11, 2008

  • I must have a woggle somewhere still, proudly named as ever.

    December 20, 2007

  • We used it in Cub Scouts, but changed terminology in Boy Scouts because we were supposed to be more mature. In Florida, by the way.

    February 8, 2007

  • In America, we always called these neckerchief slides. I don't think I've ever heard woggle.

    February 8, 2007

  • No, I had my woggle removed many years ago and haven't looked back since.

    February 7, 2007

  • Awesome. Glad you like it. Do you still have a woggle?

    Wait... that sounds like a personal question.

    February 7, 2007

  • Amazing that I, a former scout, had completely forgotten about this awesome word. I think that's one of the best things about this web site: it brings back lost memories. Thanks!

    February 7, 2007

  • A loop or ring of leather, cord, etc., through which the ends of a Scout's neckerchief are threaded. Usage: "You must decide yourself whether each new Beaver should be asked to pay for his scarf and woggle, or whether these should be provided by the Colony." (J. DEFT, _Beaver Leader's Handbook_ p. 32, 1983, cited in OED)

    February 7, 2007