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noogie

[noo g-ee] /ˈnʊg i/
noun, Slang.
1.
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.
Also, nuggie, nugie.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; apparently expressive alteration of knuckle; see -y2

nuggie

[noo g-ee] /ˈnʊg i/
noun
1.
Also, nugie.
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noogie

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A painful rubbing of the scalp with the knuckles; dutch rub: Tomashek was probablythefirstchallengerinheavyweight history whose most effective tactic was a noogie (1960s+ Teenagers)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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