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  • adj. Having a pug nose; with a short nose which is flattened and whose tip is turned up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a pug-nose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a blunt nose


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  • Rather than a brainiac grey-beard, we should think of him as his contemporaries knew him: a bustling, energetic, wine-swilling, man-loving, vigorous, pug-nosed, sword-bearing war-veteran: a citizen of the world, a man of the streets.

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  • A video of a young, pug-nosed woman with a layer of brown hair swept over her forehead, performing Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie" is making the Internet rounds — which has everything to do with the woman's resemblance to Justin Bieber.

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  • As Mark Bellison (Gervais) struggles to survive at a mediocre television company, the pug-nosed, pudgy writer endures a rivalry with the better looking, more successful and far more arrogant Brad Kessler (Rob Lowe).

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  • In his mid-thirties at the time, short and pug-nosed, with long hair and a SoCal surfer patois, Miglino might have, at first glance, appeared a likely savior for a bunch of greenies and new agers.

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  • In an effort to find a companion to stay with me in the dark, quiet bedroom, my mother bought a pug-nosed Shih Tzu puppy.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog

  • When Flood resigned in 1980, his mantle was picked up by Republican Joseph McDade, a pug-nosed back-room dealmaker who has served the Scranton area since 1962.

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  • Liberal writer Ezra Klein (no Brad Pitt, last time I checked him out) vented that Kaine is "a squat, squinty, pug-nosed fellow."

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  • Surprise was not a flattering emotion on their crinkly, pug-nosed faces.

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  • But where Edgar was pug-nosed and compact, with brows like batwings, Clyde was long-jawed and tallish, sort of semidebonaire, a fairly gentle fellow who liked conversation—again, unlike his boss, who thought you gave yourself away, word by word, every time you opened your trap to speak.


  • Think of Paul Newman in The Long, Hot Summer, his cocky insolence the perfect antidote for the low sperm count that has denied Orson Welles's pug-nosed patriarch his rightful crop of heirs; or as Chance Wayne in Sweet Bird of Youth, reducing that town's petty despot to Rumpelstiltskin stamps of impotent fury.

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