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chug-a-lug

[chuhg-uh-luhg] /ˈtʃʌg əˌlʌg/
verb (used with object), chug-a-lugged, chug-a-lugging.
1.
to swallow (a container of beverage) without interruption.
verb (used without object), chug-a-lugged, chug-a-lugging.
2.
to swallow a beverage without interruption.
adverb
3.
by swallowing or gulping without interruption:
drinking their soft drinks chug-a-lug.
Also, chugalug.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism; imitative rhyming compound
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chug-a-lug

verb

To drink the whole of what is in a glass or bottle without pausing: I tried to chug-a-lug a quart bottle of Schaefer/ He chugged a liter of vodka and dropped dead

[1940s+; echoic of the sound of repeated swallowing; perhaps related to Scots dialect chug, ''a short tug or pull'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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