jugs

jug

1 [juhg]
noun
1.
a large container usually made of earthenware, metal, or glass, commonly having a handle, a narrow neck, and sometimes a cap or cork.
2.
the contents of such a container; jugful: a jug of wine.
3.
Slang. jail; prison.
4.
jugs, Slang: Vulgar. a woman's breasts.
verb (used with object), jugged, jugging.
5.
to put into a jug.
6.
to stew (meat) in an earthenware jug.
7.
Slang. to put in jail; imprison.

Origin:
1530–40; perhaps special use of Jug hypocoristic form of Joan, woman's name

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jug

2 [juhg]
noun
1.
a sound made by a bird, especially a nightingale.
verb (used without object), jugged, jugging.
2.
to make such a sound.

Origin:
1515–25; imitative

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jug (dʒʌɡ)
 
n
1.  US equivalent: pitcher a vessel for holding or pouring liquids, usually having a handle and a spout or lip
2.  (Austral), (NZ) such a vessel used as a kettle: an electric jug
3.  (US) a large vessel with a narrow mouth
4.  Also called: jugful the amount of liquid held by a jug
5.  informal (Brit) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer
6.  a slang word for jail
 
vb , jugs, jugging, jugged
7.  to stew or boil (meat, esp hare) in an earthenware container
8.  slang (tr) to put in jail
 
[C16: probably from Jug, nickname from girl's name Joan]

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jug
"deep vessel for carrying liquids," 1538, jugge, variant of jubbe, of unknown origin, perhaps from jug "a low woman, a maidservant" (mid-16c.), an alteration of a common personal name, Joan or Judith. Use as a musical instrument is attested from 1946. Jughead "klutz" is from 1926; jughandle "tight curved
road used for turns" is from 1961. Jugs for "woman's breasts" first recorded 1920 in Australian slang, short for milk jugs.
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jugs

trade name for an acoustic detector that responds to ground vibrations generated by seismic waves. Geophones-also called jugs, pickups, and tortugas-are placed on the ground surface in various patterns, or arrays, to record the vibrations generated by explosives in seismic reflection and refraction work. They also are used as military detection devices. See also seismic survey.

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