Definitions for MUGmʌg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mugmʌg(n.; v.)mugged, mug•ging.

  1. (n.)a cylindrical drinking cup with a handle.

  2. the quantity it holds.

  3. Slang. a person's face or mouth. thug; ruffian.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: grimace.

  4. Brit. Slang. a gullible person; dupe.

    Category: British

  5. (v.t.)to assault or menace, usu. with intent to rob.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. to photograph (a suspect or criminal).

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. (v.i.)to exaggerate facial expressions; grimace.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of mug:

1560–70; prob. < Scand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mug, mugful(noun)

    the quantity that can be held in a mug

  2. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  3. countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug(noun)

    the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

  4. mug(verb)

    with handle and usually cylindrical

  5. mug(verb)

    rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence

    "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mug(noun)ʌg

    a large cup with a handle

    a mug of coffee

  2. mugʌg

    sb who is easily fooled

    I felt like such a mug.

  3. mug(verb)ʌg

    to use force to steal from sb in the street

    He was pushed into an alley and mugged.

Wiktionary

  1. mug(Noun)

    A large cup for hot liquids, usually having a handle and used without a saucer.

  2. mug(Noun)

    The face, often used deprecatingly.

    What an ugly mug.

  3. mug(Noun)

    A gullible, ignorant or easily-cheated person.

    Heu2019s a gullible mug - he believed her again.

  4. mug(Verb)

    To assault for the purpose of robbery.

  5. mug(Verb)

    To exaggerate a facial expression for communicative emphasis; to make a face, to pose for photographs in an exaggerated or affected manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mug(noun)

    a kind of earthen or metal drinking cup, with a handle, -- usually cylindrical and without a lip

  2. Mug(noun)

    the face or mouth

Freebase

  1. Mug

    A mug is a sturdily built type of cup often used for drinking hot beverages, such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Mugs often have handles and hold a larger amount of fluid than other types of cup. Usually a mug holds approximately 12 fluid ounces of liquid; double a tea cup. A mug is a less formal style of drink container and is not usually used in formal place settings, where a teacup or coffee cup is preferred. Shaving mugs can be used to assist in wet shaving. Ancient mugs were usually carved in wood or bone or shaped of clay, but most modern ones are made of ceramic materials such as earthenware, bone china, porcelain or stoneware. Some are made from strengthened glass, such as Pyrex. Other materials, including plastic, steel and enameled metal are preferred where break resistance and reduced weight are at a premium, such as for campers. Techniques such as silk screen printing or decals are used to apply decorations; these are fired onto the mug to ensure permanence.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MUG' in Nouns Frequency: #2942


Translations for MUG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mug(noun)

a slang word for the face.

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