Definitions

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  • n. An act of putting a person in a headlock and rubbing one's knuckles on the other person's head, often a playful gesture of affection when done lightly.
  • v. To perform a noogie on.

Etymologies

Unknown, possibly from Yiddish נודזשען (nudzhen, "to badger"), or possibly via an alteration of nudge, matching the alteration of wedge to wedgie. (Wiktionary)

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  • When I was at school we called this a donkey scrub.

    April 19, 2011

  • Here is the Wiki definition of 'noogies'
    An act of putting a person in a headlock and rubbing one's knuckles on the other person's head, often a playful gesture of affection when done lightly; To perform a noogie on
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/noogie

    April 19, 2011

  • I first came across the word 'noogie' as used by the character Neal Page played by Steve Martin in the 1987 film 'Trains, planes and automobiles'. The quote (from IBDB) is in a scene with Neal's wife Susan and his kids at their home:
    Marti Page: Mom, is Grandpa Walter going to give me noogies?
    Susan Page: Of course he's going to give you noogies. He loves giving you noogies. That's how he tells you he loves you.
    Little Neal Page: Why doesn't he give me noogies?
    Susan Page: Because you get Indian burns.
    Little Neal Page: But I prefer noogies.
    For years, I really wasn't sure what noogies were.

    April 19, 2011