\ ˈnäg How to pronounce nog (audio) \

Definition of nog

1 : a strong ale formerly brewed in Norfolk, England
2 [by shortening] : eggnog

Examples of nog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Half-Christmas should be celebrated by wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, drinking keg nog, singing Christmas carols to your neighbors, and barbecuing on your roof. Cady Lang, Time, 25 June 2019 Take it easy on the egg nog at this weekend's holiday parties, OK? Annah Aschbrenner, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2019 Until then, keep the mug of purple egg-nog half-full. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, 26 Dec. 2019 Across a few short weeks, consumption of spiked cider, boozy nog, wine, beer, cocktails, and variations thereof may be higher than at any other point in the year. Sara Jo Nixon, Quartz, 30 Dec. 2019 Egan means the holiday stretch, of course, not the egg nog, which is delicious. Patrick Sauer, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Dec. 2019 Anthony Henriquez of Lumaca restaurant in NYC showed us how to go beyond the traditional hot toddy and egg nog this year. NBC News, 17 Dec. 2019 My suggestion for familial peace and harmony in light of this impending battle of wills — spike the egg nog with your favorite bourbon or rum. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 6 Dec. 2019 So take a shot or two of egg nog to warm up those vocal cords, and get ready to sing along. Melissa Locker, Time, 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of nog

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nog

origin unknown

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“Nog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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