- any beverage made with beaten eggs, usually with alcoholic liquor; eggnog.
- a strong ale formerly brewed in Norfolk, England.
Origin of nog1
First recorded in 1685–95; origin uncertain
- a block of wood, as one inserted into brickwork to provide a hold for nails.
- any wooden peg, pin, or block.
- Also nogging. one of a number of wooden pieces fitted between the principal timbers of a half-timbered wall.
- to fill (a framed wall or partition) with small masonry, as bricks or stones.
Origin of nog2
1605–15; perhaps variant of knag, Middle English knagge spur, peg
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Examples from the Web for nog
Sergeant Hines came up, brought a dozen eggs and we made a nog.
- Also called: flip a drink, esp an alcoholic one, containing beaten egg
- East Anglian dialect strong local beer
C17 (originally: a strong beer): of obscure origin
- a wooden peg or block built into a masonry or brick wall to provide a fixing for nails
- short for nogging (def. 1)
C17: origin unknown
Word Origin and History for nog
1690s, "old, strong type of beer brewed in Norfolk," of unknown origin. Cf. eggnog.
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