• IPA(key): /ˈnʊki/
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  • Rhymes: -ʊki

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from Dutch neuken (to fuck).[1] Compare cognate and synonymous German Low German nöken, nucken.


nookie (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Sexual intercourse or other sexual activity, especially if illicit.
    I came home early and caught them on the couch having a bit of nookie.
    • 1996, Elizabeth Kuster, Exorcising Your Ex: How to Get Rid of the Demons of Relationships Past, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 69–70:
      Some men only put up with them because their male ego has convinced them that sooner or later, you'll give in to your natural attraction to them and they'll get some nookie.
    • 2012, Jill Shalvis, Rescue My Heart, Penguin (→ISBN), page 190:
      “All the guys I'd want to date live in Coeur d'Alene.” She slipped into the sweater, looking far better in it than Holly had. “I don't have time to drive hours for my nookie.”
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Etymology 2Edit

Probably from or related to German Nuckel (pacifier; teat), nuckeln (to suck), both attested from the 17th century.


nookie (plural nookies)

  1. (US) A pacifier.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pacifier

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “nookie”, in Online Etymology Dictionary