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  1. a person who jogs.
  2. joggers, (used with a plural verb) Also called jogger pants, jogging pants. casual, tapered pants of soft, absorbent fabric, typically with elastic at the waist and ankles.
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Origin of jogger

First recorded in 1965–70; jog1 + -er1
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  • There is a jogger everywhere, just as there is a buzzing fly everywhere in summer.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • Dawdling down Whitehall one day a jogger nailed me—they come to me like flies to honey—and got me to look at his pamphlet.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • From the perspective of today's jogger, running might seem an individual experience, and to a great extent it is.

British Dictionary definitions for jogger


  1. a person who runs at a jog trot over some distance for exercise, usually regularly
  2. NZ a cart with rubber-tyred wheels used on a farm
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Word Origin and History for jogger


c.1700, "one who walks heavily," also "one who gives a sudden push;" agent noun from jog (v.). Running sense is from 1968.

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