from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A gangster or ruffian.
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- adj. Very ugly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A city ruffian; one of a band of rowdies who indulged in wanton assaults upon persons and property in streets and public places: first used in Baltimore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who bullies weaker people
"A prizefighter, a hoodlum, a plug-ugly," Sarah sneered, after she had exhausted herself of all calamitous forecasts of her own future and the future of her children in the absence of Saxon's weekly four dollars and a half.
He'll kill somebody yet, that plug-ugly of yourn, an 'be hanged for it.
And what a smart idea to ignore the question and hand out the prepared plug-ugly party slur stuff - the great clunking fist - the subtle Brown touch that gets the likes of you fawning and crooning.
The result is the oddly touching Cyrus, starring plug-ugly character actor John C Reilly as a sad, long-divorced, freelance book editor.
Danny Trejo, the plug-ugly character actor and former criminal, plays a Mexican cop too honest for the federales, who escapes into Texas and is drawn into a conflict between on one side Hispanics and illegal immigrants and on the other rightwing racist vigilantes.
A plug-ugly if ever I saw one and I've seen my share.
Finally, it may not matter: Darren Rowse has a plug-ugly blog.
Yes, I know it's hard to make a case for preserving a plug-ugly home just because a photo of it graced the cover of the Carpenters 1973 album "Now & Then", or even because it's the place where pop icon Karen Carpenter collapsed shortly before dying of anorexia-related heart disease but still ....
I found this assessment bang-on, though; the cover's plug-ugly; and, I immediately thought of Art Durkee's spine-tingling revelations in a discussion here earlier this year on cover design and thought cue twilight-zone tones, the universe is serendipitously serenading some one or who.
Good Housekeeping OK -- We admit that clumsy, plug-ugly kitchen gadgetry doesn't even rank among the top 100 problems of the human race.