- to move or shake with a push or jerk: The horseman jogged the reins lightly.
- to cause to function with a jolt for a moment or in a series of disconnected motions: He jogged the motor and started the machine.
- to push slightly, as to arouse the attention; nudge: She jogged his elbow when she wanted to be introduced to one of his friends.
- to stir or jolt into activity or alertness, as by a hint or reminder: to jog a person's memory.
- to cause (a horse) to go at a steady trot.
- Printing. to align the edges of (a stack of sheets of paper of the same size) by gently tapping.
- to run at a leisurely, slow pace, especially as an outdoor exercise: He jogs two miles every morning to keep in shape.
- to run or ride at a steady trot: They jogged to the stable.
- to move with a jolt or jerk: Her briefcase jogged against her leg as she walked.
- to go or travel with a jolting pace or motion: The clumsy cart jogged down the bumpy road.
- to go in a desultory or humdrum fashion (usually followed by on or along): He just jogged along, getting by however he could.
- a shake; slight push; nudge.
- a steady trot, as of a horse.
- an act, instance, or period of jogging: to go for a jog before breakfast.
- a jogging pace: He approached us at a jog.
Origin of jog1
- an irregularity of line or surface; projection; notch.
- a bend or turn: a country road full of sudden jogs.
- Theater. a narrow flat placed at right angles to another flat to make a corner, used especially in sets representing an interior.
- to bend or turn: The road jogs to the right beyond those trees.
Origin of jog2
Examples from the Web for jogging
Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
One headline even read, “Jozy Altidore is Jogging,” which sounds like a bizarre Tumblr.Will Jozy Altidore Be Team USA’s World Cup Savior vs. Belgium?
July 1, 2014
At the gym, he quizzes the Christian jogging on the neighboring treadmill about the nature of subjective experience.Atheist Philosopher Peter Boghossian’s Guide to Converting Believers
November 2, 2013
She handed me a jogging outfit and I began to have some hope again.Inside Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Girl’s Abduction
August 29, 2013
The woman was jogging along a path when someone attacked her around 1:15 p.m. on Memorial Day weekend.Arrest Made in Jessica Ridgeway’s Murder
October 24, 2012
But I see the fire is out now; so I 'll be jogging homeward.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Jim kept 177 jogging along in the middle of the road, slowly and innocently.The Spoilers of the Valley
Half an hour later, Ralph was jogging along on his way to Vierzon.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
He whirled his pony in its tracks and sent it jogging down the back trail.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
"Halse has confessed," Addison continued, after we were all in the wagon, jogging on homeward.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
- running at a slow regular pace usually over a long distance as part of an exercise routine
- (intr) to run or move slowly or at a jog trot, esp for physical exercise
- (intr; foll by on or along) to continue in a plodding way
- (tr) to jar or nudge slightly; shake lightly
- (tr) to remind; stimulateplease jog my memory
- (tr) printing to even up the edges of (a stack of paper); square up
- the act of jogging
- a slight jar or nudge
- a jogging motion; trot
- a sharp protruding point in a surface; jag
- a sudden change in course or direction
Word Origin and History for jogging
1560s, verbal noun from jog (v.). In the running exercise sense, from 1948. As an adjective, by 1971.
1540s, "to shake up and down," perhaps altered from Middle English shoggen "to shake, jolt, move with a jerk" (late 14c.), of uncertain origin. Meanings "shake," "stir up by hint or push," and "walk or ride with a jolting pace" are from 16c. The main modern sense in reference to running as training mostly dates from 1948; at first a regimen for athletes, it became a popular fad c.1967. Perhaps this sense is extended from its use in horsemanship.
Jogging. The act of exercising, or working a horse to keep him in condition, or to prepare him for a race. There is no development in jogging, and it is wholly a preliminary exercise to bring the muscular organization to the point of sustained, determined action. [Samuel L. Boardman, "Handbook of the Turf," New York, 1910]
Related: Jogged; jogging. As a noun from 1610s.