noogie
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1972 the act of rubbing one's knuckles on a person's head so as to produce a mildly painful sensation

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  • noogie — ☆ noogie [noog′ē ] n. [< ?] [also pl.] Slang a vigorous, playful rubbing or rapping of the knuckles on another s head …   English World dictionary

  • noogie — 1. noun An act of putting a person in a headlock and rubbing ones knuckles on the other persons head, often a playful gesture of affection when done lightly. <Phil then proceeds to give Harry a noogie> HARRY: HEY! WATCH THE HAIR!! 2. verb… …   Wiktionary

  • noogie — When you make a fist and rub it in someone s hair. I ll give you a noogie …   Dictionary of american slang

  • noogie — When you make a fist and rub it in someone s hair. I ll give you a noogie …   Dictionary of american slang

  • noogie — n. a painful rubbing of someone’s scalp with the knuckles. □ Bob gave Bill a noogie and Bill punched him in the gut …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • noogie — /noog ee/, n. Slang. a light blow or jab, usually to a person s head, back, or upper arm and accompanied by a twisting motion, with the extended knuckle of the curled up second or third finger: done as a gesture of affection or painfully as a… …   Universalium

  • Noogie — harsh and painful rubbing of the knuckles across someone s head, especially used by children as a form of punishment or bullying …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • noogie — Australian Slang harsh and painful rubbing of the knuckles across someone s head, especially used by children as a form of punishment or bullying …   English dialects glossary

  • noogie — (nuggy) n American a. a kiss or hug b. petting or other sexual activity This Americanism, which may possibly be distantly related to the British nookie, is a survival of an archaic British dialect term nug , which is itself related to the verb… …   Contemporary slang

  • noogie — [ nʊgi] noun N. Amer. informal an instance of rubbing a person s head with one s knuckles, as a prank or to express affection. Origin 1970s: perh. a dimin. of knuckle …   English new terms dictionary

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