pug

pug
pug1
noun
1》 a dog of a dwarf breed like a bulldog with a broad flat nose and deeply wrinkled face.
2》 a small, slender moth which rests with its wings stretched out to the sides. [Eupithecia and other genera.]
Derivatives
puggish adjective
puggy adjective
Origin
C18: perh. of Low Ger. origin.
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pug2
noun loam or clay mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition without air pockets for making bricks or pottery.
verb (pugs, pugging, pugged)
1》 [usu. as adjective pugged] prepare (clay) in this way.
2》 [usu. as noun pugging] pack (a space) with pug, sawdust, or other material in order to deaden sound.
Origin
C19: of unknown origin.
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pug3
noun the footprint of an animal.
verb (pugs, pugging, pugged) track (an animal) by its footprints.
Origin
C19: from Hindi pag 'footprint'.
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pug4
noun informal a boxer.
Origin
C19: abbrev. of pugilist.

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  • Pug — Pug, n. [Corrupted fr. puck. See {Puck}.] 1. An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as {Puck}. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. A name for a monkey. [Colloq.] Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. A name for a fox. [Prov. Eng.] C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 4.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pug — Pug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pugging}.] [Cf. G. pucken to thump. beat.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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