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pug

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noun \ˈpəg\

Definition of pug

  1. 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. 2 a :  pug nose b :  a close knot or coil of hair :  bun



Illustration of pug

Origin of pug

obsolete pug hobgoblin, monkey


First Known Use: 1751

Rhymes with pug


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pug

verb,

Definition of pug

puggedpugging

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



Illustration of pug

Origin of pug

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1843


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pug

noun

Definition of pug

  1. :  1boxer 1



Origin of pug

by shortening & alteration from pugilist


First Known Use: 1858


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pug

noun

Definition of pug

  1. :  footprint; especially :  a print of a wild mammal



Origin of pug

Hindi & Urdu pag foot, step


First Known Use: 1865


PUG Defined for Kids

pug

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noun \ˈpəg\

Definition of pug for Students

  1. :  a small muscular dog having a curled tail and a flattened face with wrinkles





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