pug

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1pug

noun \ˈpəg\

Definition of PUG

1
:  any of a breed of small sturdy compact dogs of Asian origin with a smooth, short coat, tightly curled tail, short muzzle, and broad wrinkled face
2
a :  pug nose
b :  a close knot or coil of hair :  bun

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Origin of PUG

obsolete pug hobgoblin, monkey
First Known Use: 1751

Rhymes with PUG

2pug

verb
puggedpug·ging

Definition of PUG

transitive verb
:  to work and mix (as clay) when wet especially to make more homogeneous and easier to handle (as in throwing or molding wares)

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Origin of PUG

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1843

3pug

noun

Definition of PUG

:  1boxer 1

Origin of PUG

by shortening & alteration from pugilist
First Known Use: 1858

4pug

noun

Definition of PUG

:  footprint; especially :  a print of a wild mammal

Origin of PUG

Hindi & Urdu pag foot, step
First Known Use: 1865

pug

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Pug.—Sally Anne Thompson/EB Inc.

Breed of toy dog that probably originated in China. Dutch traders brought it to England in the late 17th century. Squarely built and muscular, the pug has a short muzzle, tightly curled tail, large head, prominent eyes, and small, drooping ears. It stands 10–11 in. (26–28 cm) and weighs about 13–18 lbs (6–8 kg). Its short, glossy coat can be black, silver, or apricot fawn; there is a black mask on the face. Loyal and alert, pugs are valued as companions.

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