noun nog·gin \ˈnä-gən\

: a person's head

Full Definition of NOGGIN

:  a small mug or cup
:  a small quantity (as a gill) of drink
:  a person's head

Examples of NOGGIN

  1. He fell and got a bump on his noggin.
  2. <watch the lintel above the door, unless you want to bang your noggin>

Origin of NOGGIN

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1630

Related to NOGGIN

bean, block [slang], dome, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, head, noodle, nut [slang], pate, poll

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot
NOGGIN Defined for Kids


noun nog·gin \ˈnä-gən\

Definition of NOGGIN for Kids

:  a person's head <Lefty Lewis rubbed his hand over my head and said, “Look at this noggin …” — Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy>


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