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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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JOG, v., n. Also joog, joug, jug(g), jowg. [Sc. dʒog; Per. dʒug, Fif. dʒʌug]

I. v. 1. To prick, pierce with a sharp instrument (Sc. 1710 T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis; Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 281; Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.; Dmf. 1925 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. 30; Fif. 1926 Wilson Cent. Scot. 250; Kcd., m.Sc., Rxb., Uls. 1959). Cf. Jag.Per. 1898 C. Spence Poems 72:
Lang ha'e I trod in folly's path, Sair jogged wi' thorns and nettles scaudie.
Per.2 1928:
I've joogit ma thoomb.

2. To have sexual intercourse with (a woman).Sc. 1736 Slang of Venery (1916) I. 159:
Tho' he jog'd me sprightly.

II. n. A prick, a jab with something sharp (Fif. 1926 Wilson Cent. Scot. 250; Kcd., Ags. 1959).

[A variant of Jag, n.1, v.1, of imit. orig. Its relationship to Eng. jog is uncertain.]

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