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jug

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noun \ˈjəg\

Definition of jug

  1. 1 a chiefly British :  a small pitcher b (1) :  a large deep usually earthenware or glass container with a narrow mouth and a handle (2) :  the contents of such a container :  jugful

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of jug

perhaps from Jug, nickname for Joan


First Known Use: 1538


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jug

verb

Definition of jug

jugged

jugging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stew (as a hare) in an earthenware vessel

  3. 2 :  jail, imprison

Examples of jug in a sentence

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

1747

First Known Use of jug

1747



JUG Defined for English Language Learners

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jug

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noun \ˈjəg\

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

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noun \ˈjəg\

Definition of jug for Students

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



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