from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small mug or cup.
- n. A unit of liquid measure equal to one quarter of a pint.
- n. Slang The human head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small mug, cup or ladle.
- n. A measure equivalent to a gill. Also possibly linked to the phrase “naggin of vodka” (a small bottle of vodka).
- n. The head.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small mug or cup.
- n. A measure equivalent to a gill.
- n. The head (of a person).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel of wood; also, a mug or similar vessel of any material.
- n. The contents of such a vessel; a small amount of liquor, as much as might suffice for one person.
- n. One end of a keg that has been sawn into halves, used for various purposes on shipboard.
- n. The head; the noddle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal terms for a human head
Overall, though, the predominant notion in the human noggin is one of superiority.
But this having been said, what drug-addled monkey-noggin is doing the PR work for Blood Assurance?
What goes on inside Pujols 'noggin is a wonder to all.
And don’t get us started on good old Uncle James – the man’s noggin is tremendous (love you, James!).
An article1 by Nanna Rognvaldardottir, an Icelandic food expert, states that the drink adopted the nog part of its name from the word noggin, a Middle English phrase used to describe a small, wooden, carved mug used to serve alcohol.
"Naggin" is probably a variant of "noggin" -- dialectical, the author's misspelling, or a typo. but I don't know how much wine a noggin-full is.
Well, Nanna Rognvaldardottir of Iceland, in her article on the history of eggnog, states that the drink adopted the nog part of its name from the word noggin, a Middle English phrase used to describe a small, wooden, carved mug in which to serve alcohol.
The first one, where you aren't supposed to call, write, or even breathe in the direction of Snark Central lest we hurl invectives upon your noggin is the query/submission/are we right for each other process.
I realized that it kept my noggin, which is sparsely covered with hair, and my neck much warmer.
However, early recipes were often made with ale, which was often served in a "noggin" (a small cup) and likely was the source of the "nog" or "nogg" portion of the name (the "egg" part is self-evident).