: a small unfilled cavity in a lode or in rock
vuggy adjective

Word History

Etymology

modification of Late Cornish fugo cave; akin to Old Cornish vooga cave, Late Cornish ogo, googoo sea cave, Old Welsh guocof, guocob cave

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vug was in 1818

Dictionary Entries Near vug

Cite this Entry

“Vug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vug. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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