Posing for a picture with a man who throws his arm over her shoulder, Johnston kindly asks that he not touch her.
At the same time, Peckinpah is leaning over your shoulder, whispering that David has brought a lot of this on himself.
His cousin, Marwa, 24, patted his shoulder and insisted that the two go over a few more math problems.
Old English sculdor "shoulder," from West Germanic *skuldro (cf. Middle Dutch scouder, Dutch schouder, Old Frisian skoldere, Middle Low German scholder, Old High German scultra, German Schulter), of unknown origin, perhaps related to shield (n.). Meaning "edge of the road" is attested from 1933. Cold shoulder (Neh. ix:29) translates Latin humerum recedentum dare in Vulgate (but see cold shoulder). Shoulder-length, of hair, is from 1951.
c.1300, "to push with the shoulder," from shoulder (n.). Meaning "take a burden" first recorded 1580s. The military sense is from 1590s. Related: Shouldered; shouldering.
shoulder shoul·der (shōl'dər)
The joint connecting the arm with the torso.
The part of the human body between the neck and upper arm.
A wild guess or try; an attempt that has little chance of success