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mug

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noun \ ˈməg \

Definition of mug

1 :a cylindrical drinking cup
2 a :the face or mouth of a person
b :grimace
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.

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Origin and Etymology of mug

origin unknown

mug Synonyms

Synonyms
cup
Antonyms
brain, genius
Related Words
beaker, blackjack, stein, tankard; chalice, goblet; demitasse, noggin; teacup
Near Antonyms
grin, laugh, smile

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mug

verb

Definition of mug

mugged; mugging
intransitive verb
:to pose or make faces especially to attract attention or for a camera
transitive verb

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First Known Use of mug

1855


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mug

verb

Definition of mug

mugged; mugging
transitive verb
1 :to assault usually with intent to rob
2 :to attack suddenly
  • got mugged in the press by his colleagues

muggee

play \ˌmə-ˈgē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of mug

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



MUG Defined for English Language Learners

mug

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noun

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

play
noun \ ˈməg \

Definition of mug for Students

:a large drinking cup with a handle

Law Dictionary

mug

transitive verb

legal Definition of mug

mugged; mugging
:to assault (an individual) usually with intent to rob


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