chug·​a·​lug ˈchə-gə-ˌləg How to pronounce chugalug (audio)
chugalugged; chugalugging

transitive + intransitive

informal : to drink a container of liquid (such as beer) without pause
The bartender put a [glass] of wine on the bar in front of him … . [He] chugalugged it and put the glass down on the bar.Robert B. Parker
also : to drink greedily : guzzle

Word History



First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chugalug was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Chugalug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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