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  1. a block of wood, as one inserted into brickwork to provide a hold for nails.
  2. any wooden peg, pin, or block.
  3. Also nogging. one of a number of wooden pieces fitted between the principal timbers of a half-timbered wall.
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verb (used with object), nogged, nog·ging.
  1. to fill (a framed wall or partition) with small masonry, as bricks or stones.
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Origin of nog2

1605–15; perhaps variant of knag, Middle English knagge spur, peg
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British Dictionary definitions for nogged



  1. Also called: flip a drink, esp an alcoholic one, containing beaten egg
  2. East Anglian dialect strong local beer
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Word Origin

C17 (originally: a strong beer): of obscure origin


  1. a wooden peg or block built into a masonry or brick wall to provide a fixing for nails
  2. short for nogging (def. 1)
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Word Origin

C17: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for nogged



1690s, "old, strong type of beer brewed in Norfolk," of unknown origin. Cf. eggnog.

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