from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb R. or Scot. To jog; to move on.
  • noun R. or Scot. A shock; a jog; a violent concussion or impulse.
  • transitive verb R. or Scot. To shake; to shock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic jolt, shake (brisk movement)
  • verb archaic to jolt or shake


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.



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  • "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

  • 'shog along, then--buncha hooligans'

    October 28, 2009