mug-shot

mug shot

noun Slang.
1.
Also called headshot. an identifying photograph of a suspect or criminal, often one of a set showing a frontal view, a profile view, and a view of the back of the head.
2.
any closeup photograph of someone's face.
Also, mugshot.


Origin:
1945–50

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mug shot
 
n
informal a photograph of a person's face, esp one resembling a police-file picture

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