Main definitions of nog in English

: nog1nog2

nog1

noun

archaic
  • A small block or peg of wood.

    ‘Why not just knock the last nog out and fit two more studs then replace the nog (only shorter)?’
    ‘The method used to secure the keel assembly atop the blocks is unclear; Sutherland proposes notches in the tops of the splitting blocks and Ollivier states that they used wooden nogs driven down vertically into the keel block.’

Origin

Early 17th century of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

nog

/nɒɡ/

Main definitions of nog in English

: nog1nog2

nog2

noun

mass nounBritish
  • 1archaic A kind of strong beer brewed in East Anglia.

    ‘Nog was a very strong kind of beer peculiar to East Anglia and a hogshead is about 60 gallons.’
  • 2

    short for eggnog

    • ‘The final observance of the day is to carve the names of every woman who broke my heart into my arms and stomach, my senses dulled by the whiskey nog.’
    • ‘Can I get you some vodka nog?’
    • ‘Or do any of you think it is fine to let a 12-year-old have a sip of whisky nog.’

Origin

Late 17th century of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

nog

/nɒɡ/