jog

1 of 4

verb (1)

ˈjäg How to pronounce jog (audio)
ˈjȯg
jogged; jogging

intransitive verb

1
a
: to run or ride at a slow trot
b
: to go at a slow, leisurely, or monotonous pace : trudge
2
: to move up and down or about with a short heavy motion
his … holster jogging against his hipThomas Williams

transitive verb

1
: to rouse to alertness
jogged his memory
2
: to give a slight shake or push to : nudge
3
: to cause (an animal, such as a horse) to go at a jog
4
: to align the edges of (piled sheets of paper) by hitting or shaking against a flat surface

jog

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noun (1)

1
a
: a movement, pace, or instance of jogging (as for exercise)
b
: a horse's slow measured trot
2
: a slight shake : nudge

jog

3 of 4

noun (2)

1
: a brief abrupt change in direction
2
a
: a projecting or retreating part (as of a line or surface)
b
: the space in the angle of a jog

jog

4 of 4

verb (2)

jogged; jogging

intransitive verb

: to make a jog
the road jogs to the right

Examples of jog in a Sentence

Verb (1) had to jog to catch up to them her purse was jogging against her hip as she walked
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Moving on to the fight, detectives showed him surveillance footage of what occurred to jog his memory. Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald, 28 June 2024 This didn't cause any problem for the rocket, but Berger's story jogged my memory from covering this launch. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 19 Apr. 2024
Noun
Sherri Papini, a then 34-year-old mother of two, went missing on Nov. 2, 2016, while out for a jog in her Redding, California, neighborhood. Emily Moffet, ABC News, 28 June 2024 Four years after Sherri Papini vanished while on a jog near her California home, Shasta County Sheriff's detectives called in her and her husband, Keith Papini, to talk. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for jog 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb (1)

probably alteration of shog

Noun (2)

probably alteration of jag entry 2

First Known Use

Verb (1)

1548, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

Noun (1)

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Verb (2)

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jog was in 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Jog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jog. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

jog

1 of 3 verb
ˈjäg How to pronounce jog (audio)
ˈjȯg
jogged; jogging
1
: to give a slight shake or push to : nudge
2
: rouse entry 1 sense 2, stir
jog one's memory
3
: to move up and down or about with a short heavy motion
4
a
: to go or cause to go at a jog
b
: to run slowly especially for exercise
jogger noun

jog

2 of 3 noun
1
: a slight shake : push
2
: a slow steady jolting gait especially of a horse
3
: an instance of jogging

jog

3 of 3 noun
1
: an unevenness (as a bulge or a dent) in a line or surface
2
: a short change in direction
Etymology

Verb

probably an altered form of a dialect word shog "jolt, jostle"

Noun

probably an altered form of jag "a sharp projecting edge"

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