- 1A person’s head: it hit him squarely on the nogginMore 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 alcoholic drink, typically a quarter of a pint: I imagine you all go round to the pub afterwards for a quick noggin and a chatMore 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 1840s too, running a general store offering everything from lolly sticks to a noggin of wine before the pub was built about 130 years back.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'small drinking cup'): of unknown origin.
More definitions of nogginDefinition of noggin in:
- The US English dictionary