What does MUG mean?

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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"


  1. mug(v. t.)

    To take property from (a person) in a public place by threatening or committing violence on the person who is robbed; to rob, especially to rob by use of a weapon such as a knife or gun. To rob a person or a business indoors is not usually referred to as to mug, but to stick up or hold up.


  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. Ir. mugam a mug, mucog a cup.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mug

    mug, n. a kind of earthen or metal cup for liquor, its contents.—ns. Mug′ger (Scot.), a tramping tinker or vendor of earthenware; Mug′-house, an alehouse; Mug′-hunt′er, one who competes at games merely for the prizes. [Ir. mugan, a mug, mucog, a cup.]

  2. Mug

    mug, n. the human face, the mouth.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for MUG »

  1. gum, GUM

  2. GUM


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUG in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yoel Medina:

    They pulled me out of my house, they took my fingerprints and mug shots. Now I've been booked like I'm a criminal, why, if I didn't do anything?

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