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nuggie

or nug·ie

[noo g-ee]
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noogie

[noo g-ee]
noun Slang.
  1. a light blow or jab, usually to a person's head, back, or upper arm and accompanied by a twisting motion, with the extended knuckle of the curled-up second or third finger: done as a gesture of affection or painfully as a prank.
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Also nug·gie, nug·ie.

Origin of noogie

1975–80; apparently expressive alteration of knuckle; see -y2
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