noun (1)
pug·​gy | \ ˈpəgē, -gi \
plural -es

Definition of puggy

 (Entry 1 of 4)

2 Scottish : monkey
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Definition of puggy (Entry 2 of 4)

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Definition of puggy (Entry 3 of 4)

1 dialectal, England : perspiring or causing perspiration : sweaty
2 dialectal, British : clammy, damp, and sticky tuberous plants won't do well in soggy, puggy soilsSydney (Australia) Bulletin


noun (2)
variants: or less commonly puggi \ ˈpəgē \
plural puggies

Definition of puggy (Entry 4 of 4)

: tracker especially : a member of a caste in India trained to track criminals by their footprints

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History and Etymology for puggy

Noun (1)

pug entry 2 + -y (noun suffix)

Adjective (1)

pug entry 2 + -y (adjective suffix)

Adjective (2)

English dialect pug to sweat + -y

Noun (2)

Hindi pagī, from pag foot

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“Puggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puggy. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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