plug-ug·​ly ˈpləg-ˌəg-lē How to pronounce plug-ugly (audio)
: thug, tough
especially : one hired to intimidate

Examples of plug-ugly in a Sentence

sent over a couple of hulking plug-uglies to rough up the store owner

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plug-ugly was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Plug-ugly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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