[ 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.


Origin of joggle

First recorded in 1505–15; jog1 + -le

Related forms

jog·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 Forms

joggler, noun

Word Origin for joggle

C16: frequentative of jog 1
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