noggin

Your noggin is your head. If you're not paying attention during a volleyball game, the ball might hit you right on the noggin.

Your goofy uncle might say, "Let's put our noggins together and think of something fun to do today!" He means your brains, or your heads, of course. Noggin is an informal, slightly silly way to say "head." It's only had this meaning in American English since the 1860s. Earlier, noggin was slang for "a small cup, mug, or drink" in a dialect of British English. The word is still used this way in Scottish and Irish English.

Definitions of noggin
  1. noun
    informal terms for a human head
    synonyms: attic, bean, bonce, dome, noodle
    see moresee less
    type of:
    human head
    the head of a human being
Word Family