noun \ˈrəg\

: a piece of thick, heavy material that is used to cover usually a section of a floor

: a small wig that is usually worn by a man to cover a bald spot

: a blanket that you put over your lap and legs to keep them warm

Full Definition of RUG

:  lap robe
:  a piece of thick heavy fabric that usually has a nap or pile and is used as a floor covering
:  a floor mat of an animal pelt <a bearskin rug>
slang :  toupee 2
British :  a blanket for an animal (as a horse or dog)

Examples of RUG

  1. I accidentally spilled wine on the rug.
  2. You could tell that he was wearing a rug.

Origin of RUG

Middle English *rug rag, tuft, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect rugga coarse rug, Old Norse rǫgg tuft
First Known Use: 1591

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RUG Defined for Kids


noun \ˈrəg\

Definition of RUG for Kids

:  a piece of thick heavy fabric usually with a nap or pile used especially as a floor covering
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