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pug1

[puhg] /pʌg/
noun
1.
one of a breed of small, short-haired dogs having a tightly curled tail, a deeply wrinkled face, and a smooth coat that is black or silver and fawn with black markings.
2.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; origin uncertain
Related forms
pugginess, noun
puggish, puggy, adjective

pug2

[puhg] /pʌg/
verb (used with object), pugged, pugging.
1.
to knead (clay or the like) with water to make it plastic, as for brickmaking.
2.
to fill or stop with clay or the like.
3.
to pack or cover with mortar or the like, as to deaden sound.
4.
to mix with water so as to form a paste.
Origin
1800-10; origin uncertain

pug3

[puhg] /pʌg/
noun, Slang.
1.
a boxer; pugilist.
Origin
1855-60; short for pugilist

pug4

[puhg] /pʌg/
noun
1.
Also called pugmark. a footprint, especially of a game animal.
verb (used with object), pugged, pugging.
2.
to track (especially game) by following footprints or another spoor.
Origin
1860-65; < Hindi pag footprint
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Examples for pug
  • The pug is a small breed of dog with a wrinkly, short muzzled face .
  • pug owners have gone to great lengths to control this pug characteristic.
  • The stern expression of the pug belies its true sense of fun.
  • The pug later became the official dog of the house of orange.
British Dictionary definitions for pug

pug1

/pʌɡ/
noun
1.
Also called carlin. a small compact breed of dog with a smooth coat, lightly curled tail, and a short wrinkled nose
2.
any of several small geometrid moths, mostly of the genus Eupithecia, with slim forewings held outstretched at rest
Derived Forms
puggish, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin

pug2

/pʌɡ/
verb (transitive) pugs, pugging, pugged
1.
to mix or knead (clay) with water to form a malleable mass or paste, often in a pug mill
2.
to fill or stop with clay or a similar substance
3.
(of cattle) to trample (the ground) into consolidated mud
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin

pug3

/pʌɡ/
noun
1.
a slang name for boxer (sense 1)
Word Origin
C20: shortened from pugilist
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Word Origin and History for pug
n.

1560s, general term of endearment (also puggy), probably related to puck (n.2); one of the earliest senses is "sprite, imp" (1610s). The sense of "miniature dog" is from 1749 (pug-dog); that of "monkey" is 1660s. The word at various times meant "a bargeman" (1590s), "a harlot" (c.1600), and "an upper servant in a great house" (1847).

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Slang definitions & phrases for pug

pug

noun

A prizefighter or boxer; pugilist

[1858+; fr pugilist]


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