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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Definitions for joggle

  1. to shake slightly; move to and fro, as by repeated jerks; jiggle: She joggled the key in the lock a couple of times before getting the door open.
  2. to cause to shake or totter as by a sudden, slight push; jostle.
  3. to join or fasten by fitting a projection into a recess.

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Citations for joggle
These brothers, Harman and Irwin, have a kind of hopping, tiptoe gait, making the casket joggle on the flatbed and creep steadily toward the back edge. Edited by Michelle Barry, The Notebooks, 2010
Pru sits on the hard settee—uncushioned perhaps to discourage loiterers—and tries to murmur and joggle Roy into calm again. John Updike, Rabbit at Rest, 1990
Origin of joggle
Joggle is of unknown origin. It may be a diminutive form of the common word jog. It has been used in English since the early 1500s.