noggin

noggin
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(head)
a. el coco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I hit my noggin on the sink when I stood up.Me di en el coco con el lavabo cuando me levanté.
b. la choya
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I'm going to smack you on the noggin if you don't cut it out.Te voy a dar en la choya si no paras.
c. el mate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
How can you be so dumb? You've got to use your noggin!¿Cómo podés ser tan tonto? ¡Tenés que usar un poco el mate!
d. el cocote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Are you OK? - Yeah, I hit my noggin on the corner of that cabinet.¿Estás bien? - Sí, me golpeé el cocote en la esquina de ese gabinete.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That doorway is so low that everybody's always bonking their noggin on it.Esa puerta es tan baja que todos se dan un cocotazo con ella.
There's no way my big noggin is going to fit in that little hat.Mi cabezón no entra en ese sombrero tan pequeño de ninguna de las maneras.
2. (small glass or drink)
a. el vasito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We sat down by the fire for a noggin of whisky.Nos sentamos junto al hogar a tomar un vasito de güisqui.
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noggin [ˈnɒɡɪn]
noun
1 (glass) vaso (m) pequeño; (loosely) vaso (m); caña (f) (de cerveza)
let's have a noggin (Britain) tomemos algo
2 (measure) medida de licor (= 1,42 decilitros)
3 (US) (head) coco (informal) (m); calabaza (very_informal) (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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