Etymology
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nog (n.)

1670s, boull of nogg, as something shared with company; a poem of the same decade describes sweet nog. Attested by 1690s as "old, strong type of beer brewed in Norfolk." The word is of unknown origin; perhaps related to noggin. Also see egg-nog. Related: Noggy "tipsy, intoxicated."

updated on December 11, 2022

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