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Etymology 1Edit

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portrait of a pug

NounEdit

pug (plural pugs)

  1. A small dog of an ancient breed originating in China, having a snub nose, wrinkled face, squarish body, short smooth hair, and curled tail. [from the 18th c]
    Synonyms: Chinese pug, Dutch bulldog, Dutch mastiff, mini mastiff, mops, carlin, pugdog
  2. A bargeman. [from the 16th c]
  3. (obsolete) chaff; the refuse of grain
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  4. Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.
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Etymology 2Edit

Corruption of puck, from Old English pūca (goblin, demon). Compare Icelandic púki (demon) and Welsh pwca (hobgoblin).

NounEdit

pug (plural pugs)

  1. (obsolete) An elf or hobgoblin.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  2. An upper servant in a great house. [from the 19th c]
  3. A harlot; a prostitute. [circa 1600]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cotgrave to this entry?)
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Etymology 3Edit

Abbreviation of pugilist, from Latin pugil.

NounEdit

pug (plural pugs)

  1. (informal) One who fights with fists; a boxer.
    • 1988, Ken Blady, The Jewish Boxers Hall of Fame (page 226)
      He never trained for his characters either: with his slurred speech and disfigured mug he usually portrayed a punch-drunk ex-pug or comic tough guy, roles in which he was a natural.

Etymology 4Edit

Compare German pucken (to thump, beat).

NounEdit

pug (countable and uncountable, plural pugs)

  1. Any compressed clay-like material mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition for making bricks, pottery or for paving. (Also pug soil)
  2. A pug mill.

VerbEdit

pug (third-person singular simple present pugs, present participle pugging, simple past and past participle pugged)

  1. (transitive) To mix and stir when wet.
    to pug clay for bricks or pottery
  2. (transitive) To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound.

Etymology 5Edit

From Hindi पग (pag, step, foot), related to Sanskrit पद्य (padya, foot) and Greek πόδι (pódi, foot).

NounEdit

pug (plural pugs)

  1. The pawprint or footprint of an animal
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Etymology 6Edit

Probably related to puck.

NounEdit

pug (plural pugs)

  1. (obsolete) A term of endearment. [from the 16th c]

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