antigoglin

antigodlin

[an-ti-god-lin]
adjective Southern and Western U.S.
1.
lopsided or at an angle; out of alignment.
2.
diagonal or cater-cornered.
Also, antigoglin [an-ti-gog-lin] .


Origin:
1895–1900; perhaps anti- + gogglin, representing present participle of British dialect goggle to shake, tremble; variant with d perhaps by dissimilation, reinforced by folk etymology as “against God”

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