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Definitions for noggin
ˈnɒg ənnog·gin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, domenoun

    informal terms for a human head


  1. nogginnoun

    A small mug, cup or ladle.

  2. nogginnoun

    A measure equivalent to a gill. Also possibly linked to the phrase naggin of vodka (a small bottle of vodka).

  3. nogginnoun

    The head.

  4. Etymology: Origin unknown. (Irish naigín, Scottish Gaelic noigean are both from English.) Compare nog.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nogginnoun

    A small mug.

    Etymology: nossel, German.

    All this while Frog laughed in his sleeve, gave the esquire the other noggin of brandy, and clapped him on the back. John Arbuthnot, Hist. of J. Bull.


  1. noggin

    A noggin is a colloquial or slang term for a person's head.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nogginnoun

    a small mug or cup

  2. Nogginnoun

    a measure equivalent to a gill

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noggin

    nog′in, n. a small mug or wooden cup, or its contents, a dram suitable for one person. [Ir. noigin, Gael. noigean.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. noggin

    A small cup or spirit-measure, holding about 1/4 of a pint.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noggin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noggin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of noggin in a Sentence

  1. Jim Chakeres:

    Eggnog, which is actually a drinkable form of custard, originated in medieval Britain where locals created a hot, creamy ale-like drink, the name, ‘Eggnog,’ is a combination of ‘noggin,’ a wooden cup, and ‘grog,’ a strong beer.

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