noggin

noun nog·gin \ ˈnä-gən \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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

  1. He fell and got a bump on his noggin.

  2. watch the lintel above the door, unless you want to bang your noggin

Recent Examples of noggin from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of noggin

origin unknown

noggin Synonyms

Synonyms
bean, block [slang], dome, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, head, noodle, nut [slang], pate, poll
Related Words
cranium, crown, scalp, skull; occiput

Other Household Terms



NOGGIN Defined for English Language Learners

noggin

noun

Definition of noggin for English Language Learners

  • : a person's head


NOGGIN Defined for Kids

noggin

noun nog·gin \ ˈnä-gən \

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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