American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small sturdy dog of an ancient breed originating in China, having a snub nose, wrinkled face, squarish body, short smooth hair, and curled tail.
- n. A pug nose.
- n. Clay ground and kneaded with water into a plastic consistency for forming bricks or pottery.
- n. A machine for grinding and mixing clay.
- v. To work or knead (clay) with water.
- v. To fill in with clay or mortar.
- v. To make soundproof by covering or packing with clay, mortar, sawdust, or felt.
- n. A footprint, track, or trail, especially of an animal; a pugmark.
- n. Slang A fighter, especially a boxer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elf; fairy; goblin; sprite: same as puck, 1.
- n. A monkey.
- n. A fox.
- n. A dwarf variety of dog; a pug-dog.
- n. A term of familiarity or endearment, like duck, etc.
- n. A three-year-old salmon.
- n. One of certain small geometrid moths: an English collectors' name. The netted pug is Eupithecia venosata; the foxglovepug is E. pulchellata.
- n. A short cloak worn by ladies about the middle of the eighteenth century.
- n. A pug-nose; the form or turn of a pug-nose: as, a decided pug.
- To thrust; strike. [Prov. Eng.]
- In building: To tamp with clay, or stop with puddle; clay.
- To line (spaces between floor-joists) or cover (partition-walls) with coarse mortar, felt, sawdust, or any other material to impede the passage of sound; deaden; deafen.
- In pottery-and brick-manuf., to grind, as clay, with water in order to render it plastic.
- n. Clay ground and worked or kneaded with water, and sometimes with other substances, into consistency for molding, as into bricks, etc.
- n. A pug-mill.
- n. Chaff; refuse of grain.
- n. The print of a foot; a footmark. See puggi.
- n. The footprint of an animal. (Also pugmark) (From the Hindi for 'foot', related to Sanskrit 'padh' and Greek 'ped')
- n. Any compressed clay-like material mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition for making bricks, pottery or for paving. (Also pug soil)
- n. obsolete, slang A nickname for a pugilist or boxer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.
- v. 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. See Pugging, 2.
- n. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.
- n. A pug mill.
- n. obsolete An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as puck.
- n. colloq. A name for a monkey.
- n. Prov. Eng. A name for a fox.
- n. obsolete An intimate; a crony; a dear one.
- n. obsolete Chaff; the refuse of grain.
- n. obsolete A prostitute.
- n. (Zoöl.) One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.
- n. India A footprint; a track; as of a boar.
- n. small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
- Origin unknown. Hindi pag, probably from Sanskrit padakam, footstep, foot, from padam. Short for pugilist, boxer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A transplanted Hollander, carried thither originally from China, seems to thrive particularly well in this part of the world; the little pug dog, or Dutch mastiff, which our English ladies were once so fond of, that poor Garrick thought it worth his while to ridicule them for it in the famous dramatic satire called Lethe, has quitted London for Padua, I perceive; where he is restored happily to his former honours, and every carriage I meet here has a _pug_ in it.”
“Blue says: doggielore: The evolutionary isolationism for a pug is stricter than that of the human races ....”
“The evolutionary isolationism for a pug is stricter than that of the human races ....”
“Her pug is the idol of her life, and she hates babies, said Rose.”
“A few feet away, shelter employee Randi Lee Knox petted a tiny dog that she called a pug mix.”
“The evolutionary isolationism for a pug is stricter than that of the human races, but if you were some alien overlord shopping for a pet human, it would find “white” humans, “black” humans, “yellow” humans (an Asian called himself this to me in conversation, so I guess it’s ok).”
“Putting up with the pug was a small price to pay for digs like these.”
“No, there was nothing sublime and dolorous about Miss Manners; her face was round, cheery, and slightly puckered, with two little black eyes sparking and shining under dark brows, a nose she unblushingly called pug, and a big mouth with eminently white and regular teeth, which she said were such a comfort, for they never ached, and never would to the end of time.”
“I might as well cry because my pug is a shade lighter than my new winter costume I ordered to match his coat.”
“They called the pug-nosed creature, _cher maître_!”
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