What does mug shot mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mug shot, mugshot(noun)

    a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)


  1. mug shot(Noun)

    A photograph taken of the head and shoulders, often from the front and in profile, usually taken in conjunction with somebody's arrest.

  2. Origin: Compound of mug + shot, US. Compare mug.


  1. Mug shot

    A mug shot, mugshot, police photograph, or booking photograph, is a photographic portrait taken after one is arrested. The purpose of the mug shot is to allow law enforcement to have a photographic record of the arrested individual to allow for identification by victims and investigators. Most mug shots are two-part, with one side-view photo, and one front-view. They may be compiled into a mug book in order to determine the identity of a criminal. In high-profile cases mug shots may also be published by the media.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mug shot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mug shot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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