mug shot

noun

Definition of mug shot

:a photograph of usually a person's head and especially face; specifically :a police photograph of a suspect's face or profile

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First Known Use of mug shot

1950


MUG SHOT Defined for English Language Learners

mug shot

noun

Definition of mug shot for English Language Learners

  • : a photograph of someone's face; especially : a photograph taken by the police of someone who has been arrested


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mug shot

noun

legal Definition of mug shot

:a police photograph of a suspect's face or profile that is taken when the suspect is booked

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