Please don’t feel insulted, I don’t mean to offend you, as in No offense, but I think you’re mistaken. This expression, first recorded in 1829, generally accompanies a statement that could be regarded as insulting but is not meant to be, as in the example.
[noo g-ee] /ˈnʊg i/ noun, Slang. 1. a light blow or jab, usually to a person’s head, back, or upper arm and accompanied by a twisting motion, with the extended of the curled-up second or third finger: done as a gesture of affection or painfully as a prank. noun an aggressive poke or rub with […]
- Noogoora burr
/nəˈɡuːrə/ noun 1. (Austral) a European cocklebur, Xanthium pungens, that is poisonous to stock
/nɔɪt/ interjection 1. (South African) an exclamation expressive of surprise, admiration, disgust, etc
[noo k] /nʊk/ noun 1. a corner, as in a room. 2. any secluded or obscure corner. 3. any small recess: a breakfast nook. 4. any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic. /nʊk/ noun 1. a corner or narrow recess, as in a room 2. a secluded or […]