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[gluhg] /glʌg/
verb (used without object), glugged, glugging.
to make the sound of liquid pouring from a bottle.
such a sound.
Origin of glug
1890-95; imitative
Can be confused
glögg, glug. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for glug
  • If you need more fat, add a glug from your reserves or use a bit of olive oil.
  • Or to glug down some glucose to fix an energy deficit after prolonged activity.
  • The geometry of the jug and cooler equipment and the rate of water flow all play a role in the glug-glug bubbles in the jug.
British Dictionary definitions for glug


a word representing a gurgling sound, as of liquid being poured from a bottle or swallowed
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for glug

1768, imitative of the sound of swallowing a drink, etc.

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Slang definitions & phrases for glug


  1. An imitation of the sound of liquid pouring from a bottle held upside down and vertical (1768+)
  2. The quantity of liquor poured as the bottle makes one dull gurgle (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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