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.
  • intransitive v. To jog; to move on.
  • transitive v. To shake; to shock.

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 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 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