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nog·gin

 (nŏg′ĭn)
n.
1. A small mug or cup.
2. A unit of liquid measure equal to one quarter of a pint.
3. Slang The human head.

[Origin unknown.]

noggin

(ˈnɒɡɪn)
n
1. (Units) a small quantity of spirits, usually 1 gill
2. a small mug or cup
3. an informal word for head1
[C17: of obscure origin]

nog•gin

(ˈnɒg ən)

n.
1. a small mug.
2. a small amount of liquor, usu. a gill.
3. Informal. a person's head.
[1620–30; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noggin - informal terms for a human headnoggin - informal terms for a human head  
human head - the head of a human being

noggin

noun
Slang. The uppermost part of the body:
Slang: bean, block, conk, dome, noodle, nut.
Translations
druppeldruppelglasglaasjekopvingerhoed

noggin

[ˈnɒgɪn] N
1. (= glass) → vaso m pequeño; (loosely) → vaso m, caña f (de cerveza)
let's have a noggin (Brit) → tomemos algo
2. (= measure) medida de licor (= 1,42 decilitros)
3. (US) (= head) → coco m, calabaza f

noggin

n
(inf: = head) → Birne f (inf)
(Measure) → Becher m (ca. 0,15 Liter); let’s have a noggin (inf)wie wärs mit ’nem Gläschen? (inf)
References in classic literature ?
And now you see, mate, I'm pretty low, and deserted by all; and Jim, you'll bring me one noggin of rum, now, won't you, matey?
The nymph with the bodice of oaken bark (she was the hamadryad of an oak) threw a handful of acorns among them; and the two and twenty hogs scrambled and fought for the prize, as if they had tasted not so much as a noggin of sour milk for a twelvemonth.
And in the bottom o' the carriage they be to put a noggin o' rum in a small bottle, and chalk it up to my account.
I don't know whether any of you, gentlemen, ever partook of a real substantial hospitable Scotch breakfast, and then went out to a slight lunch of a bushel of oysters, a dozen or so of bottled ale, and a noggin or two of whiskey to close up with.
A HELMET THAT'S TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL PUTS YOUR NOGGIN IN HARM'S WAY.
We loved them perhaps even more than Noggin and Ivor.
IVOR GOOD IDEA: Oliver created Ivor The Engine, top, Noggin The Nog, above, and The Clangers; SAGGY GENIUS: Oliver with Bagpuss PHILIP MEECH
FAVOURITES: Bagpuss, The Clangers, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine were created by Oliver Postgate, who has died
Loaf, as he calls himself, was spurred into action when, as a drama teacher, his comparisons between Noggin the Nog and Shakespeare's Hamlet (both were princes afflicted with an evil uncle) were greeted with blank expressions from his students.
From Ivor the Engine in the late 50s, to Noggin the Nog, Pogle's Wood and The Clangers in the 60s, through to Bagpuss and the colour re-makes of Noggin The Nog in the 70s.
But now a class of Scots schoolkids are fighting to restore Noggin The Nog to his BBC throne.