joggle

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verb (1)

jog·​gle ˈjä-gəl How to pronounce joggle (audio)
joggled; joggling ˈjä-g(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce joggle (audio)

transitive verb

: to shake slightly

intransitive verb

: to move shakily or jerkily
joggler noun

joggle

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noun (1)

joggle

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noun (2)

1
: a notch or tooth in a joining surface (as of a piece of building material) to prevent slipping
2
: a dowel for joining two adjacent blocks of masonry

joggle

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verb (2)

joggled; joggling ˈjä-g(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce joggle (audio)

transitive verb

: to join by means of a joggle so as to prevent sliding apart

Word History

Etymology

Verb (1)

frequentative of jog entry 1

Noun (2)

diminutive of jog entry 3

First Known Use

Verb (1)

1513, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun (1)

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of joggle was in 1513

Dictionary Entries Near joggle

Cite this Entry

“Joggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joggle. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

joggle

verb
jog·​gle
ˈjäg-əl
joggled; joggling
-(ə-)liŋ
: to shake slightly

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