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

British
  • 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/