ugly stick


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ugly stick (plural ugly sticks)

  1. A traditional Newfoundland musical instrument fashioned from household and toolshed items, typically a mop handle with bottle caps, tin cans, small bells, etc., and played with a drumstick.
  2. A notional stick causing ugliness, with which unattractive people are said to have been beaten.
    It looks as though she took a beating with the ugly stick!