Definition of noogie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʊɡi/


North American informal
A hard poke or grind with the knuckles, especially on a person’s head.
Example sentences
  • ‘No helmet needed here,’ Krystal teased, giving Sid a noogie with her knuckles.
  • The player had the general manager in a headlock at one point, relentlessly giving him noogies.
  • But I put him in a headlock and gave him a noogie until he said he was sorry.


1970s: perhaps a diminutive of knuckle.

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