ogin

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Among various suggestions, it may be a corrupted form of hogwash (swill),[1] of noggin (a small measure of an alcoholic drink),[2] or of ocean.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɡɪn
  • Hyphenation: o‧gin

Noun[edit]

ogin

  1. (Britain, chiefly nautical and navy) A large body of water including the sea or the ocean.
    • 2004 April 6, DannyBoy, in Man Overboard Statistics...., in uk.rec.sailing, Usenet:
      Nobody has yet put up a suitable argument for *never* going into the ogin to help someone who can't raise their own head above the surface...

References[edit]

  1. ^ “oggin”, in Chambers 21st Century Dictionary[1], accessed 11 February 2015, archived from the original on 4 March 2016
  2. ^ oggin, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2004.

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