loo·​gie | \ ˈlü-gē How to pronounce loogie (audio) \
plural loogies

Definition of loogie

US, informal
: a mass of saliva and phlegm hawked up from the throat hawk/hock a loogie There was a time not so long ago, about 22 months ago in fact, when in the fraction of a second it takes to send a loogie hurtling toward a home plate umpire, he became the most hated man in baseball.— Tony Jackson

First Known Use of loogie

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loogie

phonesthemic coinage, with -oog- perhaps after bogey "piece of nasal mucus" or booger, with the suffix -ie

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about loogie

Statistics for loogie

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for loogie

The first known use of loogie was in 1967

See more words from the same year

Comments on loogie

What made you want to look up loogie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to take the place or position of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!