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mug

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noun \ˈməg\

Simple Definition of mug

  • : 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. 1 :  a cylindrical drinking cup

  2. 2 a :  the face or mouth of a person b :  grimace c :  mug shot

  3. 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

Rhymes with mug


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mug

verb

Definition of mug

muggedmug·ging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to pose or make faces especially to attract attention or for a camera

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  photograph



1855

First Known Use of mug

1855


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mug

verb

Definition of mug

muggedmug·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assault usually with intent to rob

  3. 2 :  to attack suddenly <got mugged in the press>

mug·gee play \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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