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noggin

Syllabification: nog·gin
Pronunciation: /ˈnäɡin
 
/

Definition of noggin in English:

noun

informal
1A person’s head.
Example sentences
  • Put your noggins together because two heads are better than one.
  • You could blow off Jim Phelps' head in one episode and he'd sport a fresh noggin the next week.
  • These kids have such a collection of knowledge in their noggins that I am constantly in awe.
2A small quantity of liquor, typically a quarter of a pint.
Example sentences
  • A follower of Airedale Beagles since 1956, he would stop by to enjoy a tot of whisky or a noggin of port before setting off behind the hounds.
  • William Sutton, first licensee of the aptly named Scenic Hotel, was up here in the 1840’s too, running a general store offering everything from lolly sticks to a noggin of wine before the pub was built about 130 years back.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'small drinking cup'): of unknown origin.

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