a large container usually made of earthenware, metal, or glass, commonly having a handle, a narrow neck, and sometimes a cap or cork.
the contents of such a container; jugful:
a jug of wine.
Slang. jail; prison.
jugs, Slang: Vulgar. a woman’s breasts.
verb (used with object), jugged, jugging.
to put into a jug.
to stew (meat) in an earthenware jug.
Slang. to put in jail; imprison.
a sound made by a bird, especially a nightingale.
verb (used without object), jugged, jugging.
to make such a sound.
a vessel for holding or pouring liquids, usually having a handle and a spout or lip US equivalent pitcher
(Austral & NZ) such a vessel used as a kettle: an electric jug
(US) a large vessel with a narrow mouth
Also called jugful. the amount of liquid held by a jug
(Brit, informal) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer
a slang word for jail
verb jugs, jugging, jugged
to stew or boil (meat, esp hare) in an earthenware container
(transitive) (slang) to put in jail
“deep vessel for carrying liquids,” late 15c., jugge, variant of jubbe, of unknown origin, perhaps from jug “a low woman, a maidservant” (mid-16c.), a familiar alteration of a common personal name, Joan or Judith. Use as a musical instrument is attested from 1946. Jughead “klutz” is from 1926; jughandle “tight curved road used for turns” is from 1961. Jugs for “woman’s breasts” first recorded 1920 in Australian slang, short for milk jugs.
To put in jail; imprison: I get jugged for parking in the wrong places? (1834+)
[rockclimbing sense fr jug-handle in the same sense, found by 1955]
[joo-guh l] /ˈdʒu gəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the cheek or the cheekbone. 2. Entomology. pertaining to, involving, or situated near the jugum. /ˈdʒuːɡəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the zygomatic bone noun 2. Also called jugal bone other names for zygomatic bone jugal ju·gal (jōō’gəl) adj.
noun 1. (in humans) (def 1). 2. the corresponding bone in other animals. jugal bone n. See zygomatic bone.
jugale ju·ga·le (jōō-gā’lē) n. The point at which the temporal and frontal processes of the zygomatic bone meet. Also called jugal point.
noun 1. (in certain insects) the crease, between the anal and jugal veins, along which the wing folds.