mug

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1mug

noun \ˈməg\

: a large drinking cup with a handle

: the liquid that is contained in a mug

: the face or mouth of a person

Full Definition of MUG

1
:  a cylindrical drinking cup
2
a :  the face or mouth of a person
b :  grimace
c :  mug shot
3
a chiefly British (1) :  fool, blockhead (2) :  a person easily deceived
b :  punk, thug
mug·ful noun

Examples of MUG

  1. a collection of coffee mugs
  2. He drank a mug of coffee.
  3. They're taking you for a mug.

Origin of MUG

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1664

Related to MUG

Rhymes with MUG

2mug

verb
muggedmug·ging

Definition of MUG

intransitive verb
:  to pose or make faces especially to attract attention or for a camera
transitive verb

First Known Use of MUG

1855

3mug

verb
muggedmug·ging

Definition of MUG

transitive verb
1
:  to assault usually with intent to rob
2
:  to attack suddenly <got mugged in the press>
mug·gee \ˌmə-ˈgē\ noun

Origin of MUG

probably from earlier mug to strike in the face, perhaps from 1mug
First Known Use: circa 1864

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