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[noo g-ee] /ˈnʊg i/

noun, 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 of the curled-up second or third finger: done as a gesture of affection or painfully as a prank.

an aggressive poke or rub with the knuckles on another’s head (etc.) as a gesture of affection or annoyance; also written nugie , nuggie
Word Origin

based on noggin, popularized by TV show Saturday Night Live
Usage Note

slang; noogie v


A painful rubbing of the scalp with the knuckles; dutch rub: Tomashek was probablythefirstchallengerinheavyweight history whose most effective tactic was a noogie (1960s+ Teenagers)

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