See also: noggen
Origin unknown. (Irish naigín, Scottish Gaelic noigean are both from English.) Compare nog.
noggin (plural noggins)
- A small mug, cup or ladle.
- (dated) A measure equivalent to a gill. Also possibly linked to the phrase “naggin of vodka” (a small bottle of vodka).
- (slang) The head.
- OED 2nd edition 1989
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