coggle vs stumble what difference

what is difference between coggle and stumble


Etymology 1

Origin obscure. Perhaps from cog (small boat) +‎ -le (frequentative suffix), in reference to the rocking or swaying motion of the sea; or perhaps an alteration of cockle (to move up and down).


coggle (third-person singular simple present coggles, present participle coggling, simple past and past participle coggled)

  1. To move or walk unsteadily

Etymology 2

See cog (small boat).


coggle (plural coggles)

  1. A small fishing boat.
  • Lewis Randolph Hamersly, A naval encyclopædia.

Etymology 3

From cock (a roundish heap) +‎ -le (diminutive suffix). Cognate with Swedish kokkel (a lump of earth). Compare also Dutch kogel, German Kugel (ball).


coggle (plural coggles)

  1. cobble (all senses)
Derived terms
  • Burton Coggles


Alternative forms

  • cogle, kogl, kogel, cuggle, kugl, kugel, kuggle, kuggal


  • (Insular Scots) IPA(key): /ˈko.ɡəl/
  • (Northern Scots) IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.ɡl/
  • (Central Scots) IPA(key): /ˈko.ɡəl/
    • (Ayrshire) IPA(key): /ˈkʌɡl/
  • (Southern Scots) IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.ɡl/
    • (Hawick) IPA(key): /ˈko.ɡʌl/


coggle (plural coggles)

  1. (archaic) Something which is unsteady or unbalanced.


coggle (third-person singular present coggles, present participle cogglein, past cogglet, past participle cogglet)

  1. (archaic) To rock, totter, shake.



From Proto-Germanic *stam- (to trip up; to stammer, stutter), thereby related to German stumm (mute), Dutch stom (dumb). Doublet of stammer.


  • IPA(key): /ˈstʌmbəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmbəl


stumble (plural stumbles)

  1. A fall, trip or substantial misstep.
  2. An error or blunder.
  3. A clumsy walk.


  • (a blunder): blooper, blunder, boo-boo, defect, error, fault, faux pas, fluff, gaffe, lapse, mistake, slip, thinko
  • See also Thesaurus:error



stumble (third-person singular simple present stumbles, present participle stumbling, simple past and past participle stumbled)

  1. (intransitive) To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.
  2. (intransitive) To make a mistake or have trouble.
  3. (transitive) To cause to stumble or trip.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To mislead; to confound; to cause to err or to fall.
    • One thing more stumbles me in the very foundation of this hypothesis.
  5. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
    • 1680, John Dryden, Ovid’s Epistles
      He [Ovid] had stumbled, by some inadvertency, upon the privacies of Livia [] in a bath.
    • 1754, Christopher Smart, Snake
      Forth as she waddled in the brake, / A grey goose stumbled on a snake.

Derived terms

  • stumble across
  • stumble against
  • stumble on
  • stumble upon


See also

  • stumbling block

Further reading

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “stumble”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.


  • tumbles

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