pug

1 [puhg]
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.

Origin:
1560–70; origin uncertain

pugginess, noun
puggish, puggy, adjective
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pug

2 [puhg]
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

pug

3 [puhg]
noun Slang.
a boxer; pugilist.

Origin:
1855–60; short for pugilist

pug

4 [puhg]
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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pug1 (pʌɡ)
 
n
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
 
[C16: of uncertain origin]
 
'puggish1
 
adj

pug2 (pʌɡ)
 
vb , 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
 
[C19: of uncertain origin]

pug3 (pʌɡ)
 
n
a slang name for boxer
 
[C20: shortened from pugilist]

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Word Origin & History

pug
1566, general term of endearment, probably related to puck (2); one of the earliest senses is "sprite, imp" (1616). The sense of "miniature dog" is from 1749; that of "monkey" is 1664. The word at various times meant "a bargeman" (1591), "a harlot" (c.1600), and "an upper servant in a great house" (1847).
Pug-nose is from 1778, based on similarity to either the monkey or the dog.
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Example sentences 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.
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