Definition of shoogly in English:

shoogly

adjective

Scottish
  • Unsteady; wobbly.

    • ‘The shoogly arms of a number of old women are raised in praise of God.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I crossed the burn by the shoogly bridge again, before following the excellent path leading up to the Bealach Beithe.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I hope you like it, if not, it's handy for a shoogly table.’

Origin

Middle English: probably of imitative origin.

Pronunciation:

shoogly

/ˈʃʊɡli/