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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. jolt, shake (brisk movement)
  • v. to jolt or shake

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shock; a jog; a violent concussion or impulse.
  • transitive v. To shake; to shock.
  • intransitive v. To jog; to move on.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shake; agitate.
  • To shake; jog; hence, with off or on, to move off or move on; be gone.
  • n. A jog; a shock.
  • n. An obsolete variant of shock.


From Middle English schoggen ("to shake up and down, jog"), from Middle Dutch schocken ("to jolt, bounce") or Middle Low German schoggen, schucken ("to shog"), from Old Saxon *skokkan ("to move"), from Proto-Germanic *skukkanan (“to move, shake, tremble”). More at shock. (Wiktionary)



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  • 'shog along, then--buncha hooligans'

    October 28, 2009

  • "Shog is Elizabethan English: it means 'go away, move along'. Historically, it relates to such 'movement' words as shock and shake."
    By Hook or By Crook by David Crystal, p 182

    December 17, 2008