Meaning of shoogly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃʊɡli/


  • Unsteady; wobbly.

    ‘A team still trying to rebuild the confidence that has been dented by a shoogly start to the season, Alloa's desires were fuelled as much by fear as ambition.’
    • ‘With the pace in their ranks they could do this with some menace, but after their shoogly start the Hibs rearguard didn't give them too many openings.’
    • ‘The shoogly arms of a number of old women are raised in praise of God.’
    • ‘I crossed the burn by the shoogly bridge again, before following the excellent path leading up to the Bealach Beithe.’
    • ‘I hope you like it, if not, it's handy for a shoogly table.’


Middle English probably of imitative origin.