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jug

noun \ ˈjəg \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of jug

1 a (1) :a large deep container (as of glass, earthenware, or plastic) with a narrow mouth and a handle
(2) :the contents of such a container :jugful
b chiefly British :a small pitcher
2 :jail, prison

Examples of jug in a Sentence

  1. some no-good fellow who had spent most of his life in and out of the county jug

  2. put a jug of milk on the table

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Origin and Etymology of jug

perhaps from Jug, nickname for Joan

jug Synonyms


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jug

verb

Definition of jug

jugged; jugging
transitive verb
1 :to stew (something, such as a hare) in an earthenware vessel

Examples of jug in a Sentence

  1. the luckless crooks got jugged before they knew what hit them

First Known Use of jug

1747



JUG Defined for English Language Learners

jug

noun

Definition of jug for English Language Learners

  • : a large, deep container with a narrow opening and a handle

  • : the amount held by a jug


JUG Defined for Kids

jug

noun \ ˈjəg \

Definition of jug for Students

:a large deep usually earthenware or glass container with a narrow mouth and a handle


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