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]
[juhg-er-nawt, -not] /ˈdʒʌg ərˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt/ noun 1. (often lowercase) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team. 2. (often lowercase) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice. 3. Also called Jagannath. an idol of Krishna, at Puri in Orissa, India, annually drawn on an enormous cart […]
[juhg-inz] /ˈdʒʌg ɪnz/ noun, plural jugginses. Chiefly British. 1. a simpleton. /ˈdʒʌɡɪnz/ noun 1. (Brit, informal) a silly person; simpleton noun
[juhg-uh l] /ˈdʒʌg əl/ verb (used with object), juggled, juggling. 1. to keep (several objects, as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching. 2. to hold, catch, carry, or balance precariously; almost drop and then catch hold again: The center fielder juggled the ball but finally […]
[juhg-ler] /ˈdʒʌg lər/ noun 1. a person who performs feats, as with balls or knives. 2. a person who deceives by trickery; trickster. /ˈdʒʌɡlə/ noun 1. a person who juggles, esp a professional entertainer 2. a person who fraudulently manipulates facts or figures n. c.1100, iugulere “jester, buffoon,” also “wizard, sorcerer,” from Old English geogelere […]