verb (1)
\ ˈjäg , ˈjȯg\
jogged; jogging

Definition of jog

 (Entry 1 of 4)

intransitive verb

1a : 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 hip— Thomas 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


noun (1)

Definition of jog (Entry 2 of 4)

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


noun (2)

Definition of jog (Entry 3 of 4)

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


verb (2)
jogged; jogging

Definition of jog (Entry 4 of 4)

intransitive verb

: to make a jog the road jogs to the right

Other Words from jog

Verb (1)

jogger \ ˈjä-​gər , ˈjȯ-​ \ noun

First Known Use of jog

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

History and Etymology for jog

Verb (1)

probably alteration of shog

Noun (2)

probably alteration of jag entry 2

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\ ˈjäg \
jogged; jogging

Kids Definition of jog

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to go or cause to go at a slow run The dog jogged along.
2 : to run slowly (as for exercise)
3 : to give a slight shake or push to : nudge I jogged her awake.
4 : to make more alert Let me jog your memory.

Other Words from jog

jogger noun



Kids Definition of jog (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a slow run
2 : a slight shake or push
3 : a slow jerky gait (as of a horse)



Kids Definition of jog (Entry 3 of 3)

: a short change in direction We came to a jog in a road.

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