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[ noo g-ee ]
/ ˈnʊg i /

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.

Nearby words

noob, noodge, noodle, noodlehead, noodling, noogie, noogoora burr, nooit, nook, nook and cranny, every, nookery
Also nug·gie, nug·ie.

Origin of noogie

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

Definition for nugie (2 of 2)


or nug·ie

[ noo g-ee ]
/ ˈnʊg i /

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019