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

  • n. Informal A photograph of a person's face, especially one made for police files.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A photograph taken of the head and shoulders, often from the front and in profile, usually taken in conjunction with somebody's arrest.
  • n. An unflattering photograph of a person's face.

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

  • n. a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)


Compound of mug ("face") + shot ("snapshot"), US. Compare mug ("portrait"). (Wiktionary)


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