dug

1 of 2

past tense and past participle of dig

dug

2 of 2

noun

1
: udder
2
usually vulgar when used of a woman : teat
usually used of a suckling animal

Word History

Etymology

Noun

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish dæggia to suckle; akin to Old English delu nipple — more at feminine

First Known Use

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dug was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Dug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dug. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

dug

past and past participle of dig

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