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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 of pug1
1560-1570
1560-70; origin uncertain
Related forms
pugginess, noun
puggish, puggy, adjective
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Examples from the Web for puggy
Historical Examples
  • Her hair is fuzzy and her nose is puggy, but I didn't see much other likeness.

  • But he snapped at puggy as we came down, which was a sign he felt it.

    The Marriage of Elinor Margaret Oliphant
  • A ghost must be hard up, one would think, to visit my puggy; there ought to be an asylum for impoverished spectres.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • I am to let you stay and grind through the afternoon for them and for my puggy?

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • "Well, I can't beat you for a patient," retorted Anne, with her puggy sniff.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • Perhaps the Goat is thinking of succeeding her puggy in the rhetoric chair!

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • Sure enough, I hadn't been there long when along comes my puggy, in felt slippers, and looks in at my keyhole.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • Mr. Fido said, turning up his lip till he showed a fine set of white teeth, and tilting his puggy nose.

    The Gray Goose's Story Amy Prentice
  • He called it "puggy," which is Scottish for monkey, because it jumped about so.

    Fifty Years of Golf Horace G. Hutchinson
  • puggy Western went up first, in a brand-new hat and coat for the occasion, and came back.

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace George Madden Martin
British Dictionary definitions for puggy

puggy

/ˈpʌɡɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
(NZ) sticky, claylike
Word Origin
probably from pug²

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 puggy

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 puggy

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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