loogie

noun
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

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“Loogie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loogie. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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