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3 letters words from 'mug'

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2 letters words from 'mug'

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Definitions and meaning of mug

mug

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mŭg, IPA(key): /mʌɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌɡ

Etymology 1

Early 16th century (originally Scots and northern English, denoting "earthenware, pot, jug"), of unknown origin, perhaps from North Germanic (compare Swedish mugg (mug, jug), Norwegian mugge (pitcher, open can for warm drinks), Danish mugge), or Low German mokke, mukke (mug), German Low German Muck (drinking cup), Dutch mok (mug), also of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Old Norse múgr (mass, heap (of corn)) and Old English muga (stack).

"Face" sense possibly from grotesque faces on certain drinking vessels. "Assault" sense of verb possibly from hitting someone in the face.

Adjective

mug (comparative mugger, superlative muggest)

  1. (archaic) Easily fooled, gullible.
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      "Great heavens! Is it?" Drummond helped himself to marmalade. "And to think that I once pictured myself skewering Huns with it. Do you think anybody would be mug enough to buy it, James?"

Noun

mug (plural mugs)

  1. A large cup for hot liquids, usually having a handle and used without a saucer.
  2. (slang, often derogatory) The face.
    What an ugly mug.
  3. (slang, derogatory) A gullible or easily-cheated person.
    He's a gullible mug – he believed her again.
  4. (Britain, Australia, derogatory, slang) A stupid or contemptible person.
Synonyms
  • (face): mush, dial, phiz
  • (gullible person): See Thesaurus:dupe
Derived terms

(face):

  • mug book
  • mug shot

(gullible person):

  • mug’s game
Descendants
  • Finnish: muki
  • Swedish: mugg
  • Welsh: mẁg
Translations
See also
  • cup
  • pannikin

Verb

mug (third-person singular simple present mugs, present participle mugging, simple past and past participle mugged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, Britain) To strike in the face.
    • 1821, The Fancy, i. p.261:
      Madgbury showed game, drove Abbot in a corner, but got well Mugg'd.
    • 1857, "The Leary Man", in Anglicus Ducange, The Vulgar Tongue
      And if you come to fibbery, You must Mug one or two,
    • 1866, London Miscellany, 5 May, p.102:
      "Suppose they had Mugged you?" / "Done what to me?" / "Mugged you. Slogged you, you know."
  2. (transitive) To assault for the purpose of robbery.
  3. (intransitive) To exaggerate a facial expression for communicative emphasis; to make a face, to pose, as for photographs or in a performance, in an exaggerated or affected manner.
  4. (transitive) To photograph for identification; to take a mug shot.
    • The Bat—they called him the Bat. []. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
  5. (Britain, Australia, Singapore, slang) To learn or review a subject as much as possible in a short time; cram.
Derived terms
  • mug off
  • mug up
  • mugger
  • muggee
Translations
References

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “mug”, in Online Etymology Dictionary
  • mug at OneLook Dictionary Search

Etymology 2

Informal variant of motherfucker.

Noun

mug (plural mugs)

  1. (slang, African-American Vernacular) Motherfucker (usually in similes, e.g. "like a mug" or "as a mug")

Anagrams

  • GUM, Gum, MGU, gum

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch mug, from Middle Dutch mugge.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mœχ/

Noun

mug (plural mugge, diminutive muggie)

  1. (chiefly diminutive) mosquito (insect, elongated fly)

Descendants

  • English: muggie

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • mugë

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *smuga, cognate to Old English smoca (smoke), Old Irish múch (smoke), Armenian մուխ (mux).

Noun

mug m (indefinite plural mugje, definite singular mugu, definite plural mugjet)

  1. dusk, twilight

Declension

Derived terms

  • mugull
  • mugullon
  • mugët

Related terms

  • mjegull
  • murg
  • muzg

References


Danish

Noun

mug c or n (uncountable, singular indefinite mug, singular definite muggen or mugget)

  1. mold

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch mugge, from Old Dutch *mugga, from Proto-West Germanic *muggjā, from Proto-Germanic *mugjǭ (midge).

Compare Low German mügge, German Mücke, West Frisian mich, English midge, Danish myg.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mʏx/
  • Hyphenation: mug
  • Rhymes: -ʏx

Noun

mug f (plural muggen, diminutive mugje n or muggetje n)

  1. A mosquito, a gnat, any fly of the suborder Nematocera except sometimes the larger tropical species (which are commonly called muskiet).
  2. (figuratively) A bug, an insignificant individual.

Derived terms

  • dansmug
  • langpootmug
  • malariamug
  • muggenbeet
  • muggengaas
  • muggenolie
  • muggenziften
  • sneeuwmug
  • steekmug
  • tijgermug
  • van een mug een olifant maken

Related terms

  • meuzie

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: mug
    • English: muggie

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English mug.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mœɡ/

Noun

mug m (plural mugs)

  1. A large cup, generally used to serve cold drinks, a mug.

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *mogus, from Proto-Indo-European *mogʰus (young person). Cognate with Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌲𐌿𐍃 (magus, boy).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /muɣ/

Noun

mug m

  1. male slave or servant, serf, bondman
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 7d10

Inflection

The nominative plural appears once as mógi, apparently by attraction to the i-stems.

Descendants

  • Irish: mogh

Mutations

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “mug, mog”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [muɡ]

Noun

mug (nominative plural mugs)

  1. mouse (rodent of the family Muridae)

Declension

Hypernyms

  • nim
  • sügaf
  • süganim
  • tuetaf
  • tuetanim

Hyponyms

  • himug
  • jimug
  • mugil
  • mugül

Derived terms

See also

  • rat
  • visul
  • yat

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to assault with intent to rob.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)