mug shot


mug shot

noun

: a photograph of someone's face; especially : a photograph taken by the police of someone who has been arrested

Full Definition of MUG SHOT

:  a photograph of usually a person's head and especially face; specifically :  a police photograph of a suspect's face or profile

First Known Use of MUG SHOT

1950

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