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.
Also, nuggie, nugie.

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


Also, nugie. Unabridged
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noogie definition

  1. n.
    a painful rubbing of someone's scalp with the knuckles. : Bob gave Bill a noogie and Bill punched him in the gut.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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