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noogie

[ noog-ee ]
/ ˈnʊg i /
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noun Slang.
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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Origin of noogie

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