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Definition mug

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”), Dutch mok, also of unknown origin. "Face" sense possibly from grotesque faces on certain drinking vessels. "Assault" sense of verb possibly from hitting someone in the face.


mug (comparative mugger, superlative muggest)

  1. (archaic) Easily fooled, gullible.

mug (plural mugs)

  1. A large cup for hot liquids, usually having a handle and used without a saucer.
  2. (slang) The face, often used deprecatingly.
  3. (slang, vulgar) A gullible or easily-cheated person.
  4. (Britain, Australia, derogatory, slang) A stupid or contemptible person.

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.
  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.
  5. (Britain, Australia, slang) To learn or review a subject as much as possible in a short time; cram.

Etymology 2

Informal variant of motherfucker.


mug (plural mugs)

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

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