4, 1812 Not) to move slowly, walk sluggishly.
to make a noise in walking; to tramp.
pull (in tha EDD quot. used about feet in mud).
First attested in 1888.
"First element tug
= pull (in the EDD qout. used about feet in the mud." (Thun, p 52.)
The English dialect dictionary, being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years; founded on the publications of the English Dialect Society and on a large amount of material never before printed
. Edited by Joseph Wright. Oxford University Press, 1898~1905. [See biblography
Nils Thun. Reduplicative words in English: a study of formations of the types tick-tick, hurly-burly, and shilly-shally
. 1963. [See biblography