from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An udder, breast, or teat of a female animal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit and past participle of dig.
  • noun The pap or nipple of a woman or a female animal; the breast, with reference to suckling. It is now applied to that of a human female only in contempt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of dig.
  • noun A teat, pap, or nipple; -- formerly that of a human mother, now that of a cow or other beast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Mammary gland on domestic mammal containing more than two breasts.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dig.

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

  • noun an udder or breast or teat


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]


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  • Weissmuller wakes us nightly with a shriek,

    beating his wizened dugs like bongo-drums,

    simian brain in simian physique.

    - Peter Reading, Some of Their Efforts, from Tom O' Bedlam's Beauties, 1981

    June 28, 2008