[pluhg-uhg-lee] /ˈplʌgˌʌg li/
noun, plural pluguglies. Informal.
a ruffian; rowdy; tough.
(informal) extremely ugly
noun (pl) -lies
(US, slang) a city tough; ruffian
“ruffian,” 1856, originally in Baltimore, Maryland, from plug (n.), American English slang name for the stovepipe hats then popular among young men, + ugly.
[origin unknown; perhaps fr rowdy fire companies in Baltimore, hence fr fireplug; perhaps fr New York toughs of the 1830s who wore top hats over their ears as helmets; perhaps related to plug-muss, ”a fight,” found by the early 1950s]
[pluhm] /plʌm/ noun 1. the drupaceous fruit of any of several trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, having an oblong stone. 2. the tree itself. 3. any of various other trees bearing a plumlike fruit. 4. the fruit itself. 5. a . 6. a raisin, as in a cake or pudding. […]
[ploo-mij] /ˈplu mɪdʒ/ noun 1. the entire feathery covering of a bird. 2. feathers collectively. /ˈpluːmɪdʒ/ noun 1. the layer of feathers covering the body of a bird n. late 14c., “feathers,” from Old French plumage “plumage, appearance” (14c.), from plume (see plume (n.)). plumage (pl’mĭj) The covering of feathers on a bird.
[ploo-meyt, -mit] /ˈplu meɪt, -mɪt/ adjective, Zoology. 1. resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs. /ˈpluːmeɪt; -mɪt/ adjective (zoology, botany) 1. of, relating to, or possessing one or more feathers or plumes 2. resembling a plume; covered with small hairs: a plumate seed
[pluhm] /plʌm/ noun 1. a small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of water or to ascertain a vertical line. Compare . adjective, Also, . 2. true according to a plumb line perpendicular. 3. Informal. downright or absolute. adverb, Also, . 4. […]