- a small cup or mug.
- a small amount of alcoholic liquor, usually a gill.
- Informal. a person's head.
Origin of noggin
Examples from the Web for noggin
Contemporary Examples of noggin
Virtual electronic brain is to be trusted; brain inside our noggin, and instincts therein, is to be suspected.Google Glass’s Insane, Terrifying Etiquette Guide
February 20, 2014
Watch video of others who took a cream pie to the noggin after Soupy set the standard.The 6 Best Pie-in-the-Face Pranks
The Daily Beast Video
October 23, 2009
Historical Examples of noggin
He engaged Mr. Tooter to be there with his fife, and Mr. Noggin with his drum.
In the morning Mr. Noggin found that the thief had dropped his hat in his haste.
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.
Noggin eyed them all, however, with perfect coolness and disdain.
- a small quantity of spirits, usually 1 gill
- a small mug or cup
- an informal word for head (def. 1)
Word Origin for noggin
Word Origin and History for noggin
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.