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noggin

[nog-uh n] /ˈnɒg ən/
noun
1.
a small cup or mug.
2.
a small amount of alcoholic liquor, usually a gill.
3.
Informal. a person's head.
Origin of noggin
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; origin uncertain
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  • He engaged Mr. Tooter to be there with his fife, and Mr. noggin with his drum.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • In the morning Mr. noggin found that the thief had dropped his hat in his haste.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • I walked up to it, bashed it firmly on the noggin, and it died.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I feared poor noggin would be the sufferer, but I could not help that.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • They were dragging noggin on, but he evidently delayed them as much as possible.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • noggin eyed them all, however, with perfect coolness and disdain.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • I asked him why he had not brought his friend noggin with him.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was difficult to say when noggin might take the opportunity of slipping away.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for noggin

noggin

/ˈnɒɡɪn/
noun
1.
a small quantity of spirits, usually 1 gill
2.
a small mug or cup
3.
an informal word for head (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for noggin
n.

1620s, "small cup, mug," later "small drink" (1690s), of unknown origin, possibly related to Norfolk dialectal nog "strong ale." Informal meaning "head" first attested 1866 in American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for noggin

noggin

noun

The head: the psychiatrist after diagnosing his noggin

Related Terms

mug

[1866+; fr noggin, ''mug,'' itself used for ''face'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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