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pugging

[puhg-ing] /ˈpʌg ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person who pugs.
2.
coarse mortar or the like for deadening sound.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; pug2 + -ing1

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

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 pugging
  • When grazing wet-natured ground, move livestock off before rain to prevent pugging.
  • The three stages of extrusion are pugging, tearing, and extrusion.
British Dictionary definitions for pugging

pugging

/ˈpʌɡɪŋ/
noun
1.
material such as clay, mortar, sawdust, sand, etc, inserted between wooden flooring and ceiling to reduce the transmission of sound Also called 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 pugging
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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Slang definitions & phrases for pugging

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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