- A soft or marshy piece of ground; a swamp, bog, quagmire.
- a1552 J. Leland Itinerary (1711) V. 71 The Pastures..rottith on the Ground, and maketh Sogges and Quikke More.
- A drowsy or lethargic state; a sleep, doze, stupor.
- 1887 Scribner’s Mag. 2 738 Ezra..waved a limp hand warningly toward the bedroom-door. ‘She’s layin’ in a sog,’ he said.
- A large whale.
- 1851 H. Melville Moby-Dick lxxxi. 393 Such a sog! such a sogger! Don’t ye love sperm! [sic]
- Suck, mitigated in Gerhard von Minden’s 13th century Middle Low German fable of the buck who escapes from the wolf by persuading it that venison tastes better after mass has been loudly sung (via the Grimms’ dictionary):
so wert it beter dan en lam,
dat gistern van dem soge quam
it would thus even beat the lamb
that yester suckled on his mam
I’ll never forget Manolo’s lechal in Saravillo.
- Eddy, and other maritime terms, whence maybe the English whale.
- Sog. (sogennant), so-called.
Etc. etc. Obligatory Soggy Bottom Boys video: