Definition of noggin
1 : a small mug or cup
2 : a small quantity (such as a gill) of drink
3 : a person's head
Examples of noggin in a Sentence
He fell and got a bump on his noggin.
watch the lintel above the door, unless you want to bang your noggin
Recent Examples of noggin from the Web
Mr. Met — with his wide, perpetual grin; his aw-shucks demeanor; and a noggin that would never fit on the 7 train — hardly seems like a native New Yorker.
Knock this one around in the ol' noggin for a while, and once you figure it out, feel free to check out the solution here.
At roughly 6 feet tall, with broad shoulders and a substantial noggin reminiscent of late-empire Roman statuary, Hannity, 55, is a sporty guy.
Wherever the Rock is, there goes that gorgeous bowling ball of a noggin.
But distinct differences among noses abound, from the length of your noggin to the width of your nostrils.
Future studies may reveal even more about the potential link between this ancient brain and the noggins of modern animals, including 3-D scans that directly compare the dinosaur’s brain structure to that of bird and crocodilian brains.
Delgado's relatively coarse stunts were a long way from Persinger's quest for the God spot, but Persinger is not the first to theorize that the Creator exists only in the complex landscape of the human noggin.
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Origin and Etymology of noggin
First Known Use: 1588See Words from the same year
NOGGIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of noggin for English Language Learners
: a person's head
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Definition of noggin for Students
: 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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