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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pugpʌg(n.)

  1. one of a breed of small, squarely built dogs with a deeply wrinkled face, tightly curled tail, and a short, smooth, usu. silver or fawn coat with a black mask.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  2. a pug nose.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of pug:

1560–70; orig. uncert.

pug′gish(adj.)

pug′gy(adj.)

pugpʌg(v.t.)pugged, pug•ging.

  1. to knead (clay or the like) with water to make it plastic, as for brickmaking.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of pug:

1800–10; orig. uncert.

pug*pʌg(n.)

  1. a boxer; pugilist.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of pug:

1855–60; short for pugilist

pugpʌg(n.)

  1. a footprint, esp. of a game animal.

    Category: Zoology, Indian (India)

Origin of pug:

1860–65; < Hindi pag footprint

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pug, pug-dog(noun)

    small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle

Wiktionary

  1. pug(Noun)

    Term of endearment (probably related to puck).

  2. pug(Noun)

    A bargeman.

  3. pug(Noun)

    A harlot.

  4. pug(Noun)

    A small dog of an ancient breed originating in China, having a snub nose, wrinkled face, squarish body, short smooth hair, and curled tail.

  5. pug(Noun)

    An upper servant in a great house.

  6. pug(Noun)

    The footprint of an animal. (Also pugmark) (From the Hindi for 'foot', related to Sanskrit 'padh' and Greek 'ped')

  7. pug(Noun)

    Any compressed clay-like material mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition for making bricks, pottery or for paving. (Also pug soil)

  8. pug(Noun)

    A nickname for a pugilist or boxer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pug(verb)

    to mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc

  2. Pug(verb)

    to fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2

  3. Pug(noun)

    tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic

  4. Pug(noun)

    a pug mill

  5. Pug(noun)

    an elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck

  6. Pug(noun)

    a name for a monkey

  7. Pug(noun)

    a name for a fox

  8. Pug(noun)

    an intimate; a crony; a dear one

  9. Pug(noun)

    chaff; the refuse of grain

  10. Pug(noun)

    a prostitute

  11. Pug(noun)

    one of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog

  12. Pug(noun)

    any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia

Freebase

  1. Pug

    The pug is a toy dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors, although often black or fawn, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles. Known in ancient China as lo-sze, pugs as breeding animals may have contributed to the English Bulldog, the modern Pekingese and the King Charles Spaniel. Pugs were brought from China to Europe in the seventeenth century and were popularized in Western Europe by the House of Orange of the Netherlands, and the House of Stuart. Pugs remain popular into the twenty-first century, with some famous celebrity owners. A pug was judged Best in Show at the World Dog Show in 2004. Pugs can suffer from a variety of health issues, including overheating, obesity and some genetic disorders. Two conditions in particular, necrotizing meningoencephalitis, which is an inflammation affecting the brain and its membranes, and hemivertebrae, which can result in paralysis, are particular concerns for the breed. Care must be taken to clean the ears and the facial skin folds of these dogs.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pug(noun)

a kind of small dog with a flat nose.

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