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.
A woman’s breasts; hooters
[1920+ Australian; abbreviation of jugs of milk]
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-yuh-ler, joo-gyuh-] /ˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə-/ adjective 1. Anatomy. 2. (of a fish) having the pelvic fins at the throat, before the pectoral fins. noun 3. Anatomy. a jugular vein. Idioms 4. go for the jugular, to attack a vital and vulnerable trait, feature, element, etc., in an attempt to overcome somebody or something […]
- Jugular foramen
jugular foramen n. A passage between the temporal bone and the occipital bone, containing the internal jugular vein, the inferior petrosal sinus, the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves, and the meningeal branches of the ascending pharyngeal and occipital arteries.
- Jugular fossa
jugular fossa n. An oval depression near the rear border of the petrous portion of the temporal bone in which the beginning of the internal jugular vein lies.
- Jugular ganglion
jugular ganglion n.