[muhg-ing] /ˈmʌg ɪŋ/
an assault or threat of violence upon a person, especially with intent to rob.
a drinking cup, usually cylindrical in shape, having a handle, and often of a heavy substance, as earthenware.
the quantity it holds.
British Slang. a gullible person; dupe; fool.
verb (used with object), mugged, mugging.
to assault or menace, especially with the intention of robbery.
Slang. to photograph (a person), especially in compliance with an official or legal requirement.
verb (used without object), mugged, mugging.
Slang. to grimace; exaggerate a facial expression, as in acting.
a drinking vessel with a handle, usually cylindrical and made of earthenware
Also called mugful. the quantity held by a mug or its contents
(slang) a person’s face or mouth: get your ugly mug out of here!
(slang) a grimace
(Brit, slang) a gullible person, esp one who is swindled easily
a mug’s game, a worthless activity
verb mugs, mugging, mugged
(transitive) (informal) to attack or rob (someone) violently
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to pull faces or overact, esp in front of a camera
“violent physical attack,” 1846, verbal noun from mug (v.1). As “grimmacing, making faces,” 1937, from mug (v.2).
“drinking vessel,” 1560s, “bowl, pot, jug,” of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish mugg “mug, jug,” Norwegian mugge “pitcher, open can for warm drinks”), or Low German mokke, mukke “mug,” also of unknown origin.
“a person’s face,” 1708, possibly from mug (n.1), on notion of drinking mugs shaped like grotesque faces. Sense of “portrait or photograph in police records (e.g. mug shot, 1950) had emerged by 1887. Hence, also, “a person” (especially “a criminal”), 1890.
“to beat up,” 1818, originally “to strike the face” (in pugilism), from mug (n.2). The general meaning “attack” is first attested 1846, and “attack to rob” is from 1864. Perhaps influenced by thieves’ slang mug “dupe, fool, sucker” (1851). Related: Mugged; mugging.
“make exaggerated facial expressions,” 1855, originally theatrical slang, from mug (n.2). Related: Mugged; mugging.
[probably fr drinking mugs made to resemble grotesque human faces; the sense of violent assault comes fr mid-1800s British specialization of the term ”rob by violent strangulation,” probably fr mug-hunter, ”a thief who seeks out victims who are mugs” (easy marks)]
[muhg-inz] /ˈmʌg ɪnz/ noun 1. a convention in the card game of cribbage in which a player scores points overlooked by an opponent. 2. a game of dominoes, in which any player who can make the sum of two ends of the line equal five or a multiple of five adds the number so made […]
noun a person without magical powers Word Origin 1996; popularized by J. K. Rowling in “Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone” n. “marijuana, a joint,” 1926, apparently originally a New Orleans word, of unknown origin. noun
noun [1920s+ Narcotics; origin unknown]
n. 1660s, member of the sect founded by English tailor Lodowicke Muggleton (1609-1698).