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noggin

[nog-uh n] /ˈnɒg ən/
noun
1.
a small cup or mug.
2.
a small amount of alcoholic liquor, usually a gill.
3.
Informal. a person's head.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for noggin

noggin

/ˈnɒɡɪn/
noun
1.
a small quantity of spirits, usually 1 gill
2.
a small mug or cup
3.
an informal word for head (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for noggin
n.

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for noggin

noggin

noun

The head: the psychiatrist after diagnosing his noggin

Related Terms

mug

[1866+; fr noggin, ''mug,'' itself used for ''face'']


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