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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


  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

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  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

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  3. Pug(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  4. Pug(noun)

    a pug mill

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  5. Pug(noun)

    an elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  6. Pug(noun)

    a name for a monkey

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  7. Pug(noun)

    a name for a fox

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  8. Pug(noun)

    an intimate; a crony; a dear one

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  9. Pug(noun)

    chaff; the refuse of grain

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  10. Pug(noun)

    a prostitute

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  11. Pug(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]

  12. Pug(noun)

    any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia

    Etymology: [Hind. pag foot.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pug

    pug, n. a monkey: a fox: a small kind of dog: any small animal (in familiarity or contempt).—n. Pug′-dog, a small, short-haired dog with wrinkled face, upturned nose, and short tail.—adjs. Pug′-faced, monkey-faced; Pug′ging (Shak.), thieving—a misprint for prigging.—n. Pug′-nose (sometimes abbrev. pug), a short, thick nose with the tip turned up. [Puck.]

  2. Pug

    pug, n. clay ground and worked with water.—v.t. to grind with water and make plastic: to line spaces between floors with mortar, felt, or other deafening.—ns. Pug′ging, beating or punching, esp. the working of clay for making bricks, in a pug-mill: (archit.) clay, sawdust, plaster, &c. put between floors to deaden sound; Pug′-mill, a machine for mixing and tempering clay. [Prov. Eng. pug, to strike. Cf. Poke.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PUG in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PUG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Margo Kaufman:

    The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.

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