pug nose


: a nose having a slightly concave bridge and flattened nostrils
pug-nosed adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In its pug nose, a free-revving, normally aspirated V-6 sends wholly unexpected power to the front wheels and passes rich sounds back to its outsize exhaust. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 24 Dec. 2022

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Word History


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First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pug nose was in 1769

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“Pug nose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pug%20nose. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

pug nose

: a usually short nose turning up at the end

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