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Definition rug

Etymology

Origin uncertain; probably of North Germanic origin, compare dialectal Norwegian rugga (“coarse coverlet”), Swedish rugg (“rough entangled hair”), from Old Norse rǫgg (“shagginess; tuft”), from Proto-Germanic *rawwō (“long wool”), related to English rag and rough.

Noun

rug (plural rugs)

  1. A partial covering for a floor. [1624]
  2. (Britain, Australia) A (usually thick) piece of fabric used for warmth (especially on a bed); a blanket. [1591]
  3. (historical, now rare) A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for clothing. [1547]
  4. (historical, now rare) A cloak or mantle made of such a frieze. [1577]
  5. (obsolete, rare) A person wearing a rug. [1627]
  6. A cloth covering for a horse. [1790]
  7. (obsolete, rare) A dense layer of natural vegetation that precludes the growth of crops. [1792]
  8. (slang) The female pubic hair. [1893]
  9. A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.
  10. (slang) A wig; a hairpiece. [1940]
  11. (colloquial) A dense growth of chest hair. [1954]

Verb

rug (third-person singular simple present rugs, present participle rugging, simple past and past participle rugged)

  1. (Scotland) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.

Adjective

rug (comparative more rug, superlative most rug)

  1. (Britain, dialectal, obsolete) snug; cosy

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