dug

Definition of dug

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of dig

dug

noun
\ ˈdəg How to pronounce dug (audio) \

Definition of dug (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of dug

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dug

Noun

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

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“Dug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dug. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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past tense and past participle of dig

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