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mug

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noun \ˈməg\

Definition of mug

  1. 1 :  a cylindrical drinking cup

  2. 2 a :  the face or mouth of a person b :  grimace c :  mug shot

  3. 3 a chiefly British (1) :  fool, blockhead (2) :  a person easily deceived b :  punk, thug

mugful

noun

Examples of mug in a sentence

  1. a collection of coffee mugs

  2. He drank a mug of coffee.

  3. They're taking you for a mug.

Origin and Etymology of mug

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1664


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mug

verb

Definition of mug

mugged

mugging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to pose or make faces especially to attract attention or for a camera

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  photograph

1855

First Known Use of mug

1855


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mug

verb

Definition of mug

mugged

mugging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assault usually with intent to rob

  3. 2 :  to attack suddenly <got mugged in the press>

muggee

play \ˌmə-ˈgē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of mug

probably from earlier mug to strike in the face, perhaps from 1mug


First Known Use: circa 1864



MUG Defined for English Language Learners

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mug

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noun \ˈməg\

Definition of mug for English Language Learners

  • : a large drinking cup with a handle

  • : the liquid that is contained in a mug

  • : the face or mouth of a person


MUG Defined for Kids

mug

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noun \ˈməg\

Definition of mug for Students

  1. :  a large drinking cup with a handle


Law Dictionary

mug

transitive verb

Legal Definition of mug

mugged

mugging

  1. :  to assault (an individual) usually with intent to rob



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