jugular

noun
jug·​u·​lar | \ˈjə-gyə-lər also ˈjü- also -g(ə-)lər \

Definition of jugular 

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 : the most vital or vulnerable part of something showed an instinct for the jugular in competition

jugular

adjective

Definition of jugular (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the throat or neck

2 : of or relating to the jugular vein

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Examples of jugular in a Sentence

Noun

a sadistic training instructor who would seek out a recruit's jugular and then go for it

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But a few companies also went right for the nostalgia jugular. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Automakers are tapping nostalgia to promote electric cars — and it’s working," 25 Aug. 2018 The way to stand out from the others is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars, or to try to sound more extreme than the others. Jim Jones, idahostatesman, "This wretched election shows why the closed GOP primary is bad for Idaho voters," 18 May 2018 The way to stand out from the others is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars, or to try to sound more extreme than the others. Jim Jones, idahostatesman, "This wretched election shows why the closed GOP primary is bad for Idaho voters," 18 May 2018 The way to stand out from the others is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars, or to try to sound more extreme than the others. Jim Jones, idahostatesman, "This wretched election shows why the closed GOP primary is bad for Idaho voters," 18 May 2018 The way to stand out from the others is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars, or to try to sound more extreme than the others. Jim Jones, idahostatesman, "This wretched election shows why the closed GOP primary is bad for Idaho voters," 18 May 2018 The way to stand out from the others is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars, or to try to sound more extreme than the others. Jim Jones, idahostatesman, "This wretched election shows why the closed GOP primary is bad for Idaho voters," 18 May 2018 The way to stand out from the others is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars, or to try to sound more extreme than the others. Jim Jones, idahostatesman, "This wretched election shows why the closed GOP primary is bad for Idaho voters," 18 May 2018 The way to stand out from the others is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars, or to try to sound more extreme than the others. Jim Jones, idahostatesman, "This wretched election shows why the closed GOP primary is bad for Idaho voters," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of jugular

Noun

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jugular

Adjective

Late Latin jugularis, from Latin jugulum collarbone, throat, from jugum yoke — more at yoke

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Juglar

jug plant

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Jugulares

jugular vein

jugulate

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jugular

adjective
jug·​u·​lar | \ˈjəg-yə-lər also ˈjüg- or -(ə-)lər\

Medical Definition of jugular 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the throat or neck

2 : of or relating to the jugular vein jugular pulsations

jugular

noun

Medical Definition of jugular (Entry 2 of 2)

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