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Re: Nook/nookie/nooky

Posted by James Briggs on May 13, 2004

In Reply to: Nook/nookie/nooky posted by Lotg on May 13, 2004

: I know I'm treading on dangerous ground here (but what can I say, I'm a thrillseeker). But did the term nookie (or nooky - depending on which side of the sheltershed you grew up on), evolve from the word 'nook' which means:

: a sheltered and secluded place, or
: an interior angle formed be two meeting walls

: And if so, is the inference that the nookie was carried out in such a location, or hmmm... I said it was dangerous ground, the nature of the activity is in such a place.

: Or is there a different origin completely?

The only suggestion I've found is that it MAY be based on Dutch slang 'neuken' - to f**k.