loogie

noun loo·gie \ ˈlü-gē \

Definition of loogie

plural loogies
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

Origin and Etymology of loogie

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


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