Chug-a-lug



[chuhg-uh-luhg] /ˈtʃʌg əˌlʌg/ Slang.

verb (used with object), chug-a-lugged, chug-a-lugging.
1.
to swallow (a container of beverage) without interruption.
verb (used without object), chug-a-lugged, chug-a-lugging.
2.
to swallow a beverage without interruption.
adverb
3.
by swallowing or gulping without interruption:
drinking their soft drinks chug-a-lug.

verb

To drink the whole of what is in a glass or bottle without pausing: I tried to chug-a-lug a quart bottle of Schaefer/ He chugged a liter of vodka and dropped dead

[1940s+; echoic of the sound of repeated swallowing; perhaps related to Scots dialect chug, ”a short tug or pull”]

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