also MOGE (Eng. dial.), MORG (Eng. dial.)
a joke, a humbug, a trick ...1888 Eng. dial.
to deceive, to fool, to trick, to cheat, to humbug; to play a joke on, to make fun of ...1854 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
of uncertain origin;
possibly a variant of mock (vb.)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1854 - Mogue, to deceive, to cheat. ‘You shan't mogue me.’
From: A Glossary of Northampton Words and Phrases
- Anne Elizabeth Baker
"...Sometimes we mogue 'em by pulling 'em a bit, but those bookies are fly to the game..."
From: Signor Lippo, Burnt-Cork Artiste
- Peter Henry Emerson, 1893