[ jog-uh l ]
/ ˈdʒɒg əl /

verb (used with object), jog·gled, jog·gling.

verb (used without object), jog·gled, jog·gling.

to move irregularly; have a jogging or jolting motion; shake.


Nearby words

  1. jogger's nipple,
  2. jogging,
  3. jogging pants,
  4. jogging shoe,
  5. jogging suit,
  6. joggle post,
  7. jogjakarta,
  8. johanan ben zakkai,
  9. johann,
  10. johanna

Origin of joggle

First recorded in 1505–15; jog1 + -le

Related formsjog·gler, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for joggle

British Dictionary definitions for joggle


/ (ˈdʒɒɡəl) /


to shake or move (someone or something) with a slightly jolting motion
(tr) to join or fasten (two pieces of building material) by means of a joggle


the act of joggling
a slight irregular shake; jolt
a joint between two pieces of building material by means of a projection on one piece that fits into a notch in the other; dowel
a shoulder designed to take the thrust of a strut or brace
Derived Formsjoggler, noun

Word Origin for joggle

C16: frequentative of jog 1

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Word Origin and History for joggle



1510s, apparently a frequentative of jog, though attested earlier than it. Related: Joggled; joggling. Carpentry sense is from 1703, of unknown origin. As a noun from 1727.

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