MEANING: verb intr.: To make a moaning, sighing, whistling, murmuring, or rustling sound.
noun: 1. Such a sound.
2. A rumor.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English swogan (to rustle, whistle, etc.). Earliest documented use: before 1066.

SCOUGH - 1. belittle, sneer at; 2. to scrape or mar, as shoes

O SO UGH - extremely distasteful

SPOUGH - a pastiche or satire for comedic purposes