geg

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown. Perhaps from Old English gǣgan ‎(to go, walk, pass by), as in forgǣgan ‎(to transgress, trespass, prevaricate, pass by, neglect, omit), ofergǣgan ‎(to transgress), or from Old Norse geiga ‎(to deviate to the side, go the wrong way, rove at random), both from Proto-Germanic *gaigijaną, *gīganą ‎(to move), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeyǵʰ-, *gʰeygʰ- ‎(to gape, protrude), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰēy(w)-, *ǵʰyāw- ‎(to yawn, gape). Cognate with Old Frisian gēia ‎(to overstep, exceed), Norwegian dialectal geige ‎(to sway back and forth), Middle High German gīgen ‎(to play the violin), Old English gǣnan ‎(to gape). More at jig.

Verb[edit]

geg ‎(third-person singular simple present gegs, present participle gegging, simple past and past participle gegged)

  1. (dialectal, Northern England) To walk carelessly or in a careless manner.
  2. (dialectal) To swing.

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Noun[edit]

geg

  1. Soft mutation of ceg.