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noggin

[ nog-uhn ]
/ ˈnɒg ən /
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noun

a small cup or mug.
a small amount of alcoholic liquor, usually a gill.
Informal. a person's head.

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Origin of noggin

First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for noggin

noggin
/ (ˈnɒɡɪn) /

noun

a small quantity of spirits, usually 1 gill
a small mug or cup
an informal word for head (def. 1)

Word Origin for noggin

C17: of obscure origin
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