Meaning of oxtercog in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒkstəˌkɒɡ/


[with object]Northern Irish
  • Carry (someone) by supporting them under the armpits.

    ‘help me oxtercog Rory out to the van’
    • ‘He had a vague recollection of being oxter-cogged by two young lassies wearing red and white outfits.’
    • ‘He had to be 'oxter-cogged along' until he got to the pier.’
    • ‘“Hang on,” Da said. “We'll oxtercog you out of here.”’
    • ‘Look, there's one o' those animals getting oxtercogged by the police.’
    • ‘Two local punters at the bar, without interrupting their banter, each grabbed him by the armpit and oxter cogged him out the door.’


Late 19th century from oxter + cog, from the idea of locking one's shoulder into someone's armpit like a cog fitting into a wheel.