jug


1jug

noun \ˈjəg\

: a large, deep container with a narrow opening and a handle

: the amount held by a jug

Full Definition of JUG

1
a chiefly British :  a small pitcher
b (1) :  a large deep usually earthenware or glass container with a narrow mouth and a handle
(2) :  the contents of such a container :  jugful
2
:  jail, prison

Examples of JUG

  1. <some no-good fellow who had spent most of his life in and out of the county jug>
  2. <put a jug of milk on the table>

Origin of JUG

perhaps from Jug, nickname for Joan
First Known Use: 1538

Rhymes with JUG

2jug

verb
juggedjug·ging

Definition of JUG

transitive verb
1
:  to stew (as a hare) in an earthenware vessel
2
:  jail, imprison

Examples of JUG

  1. <the luckless crooks got jugged before they knew what hit them>

First Known Use of JUG

1747

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