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noun, Slang.
Also called headshot. an identifying photograph of a suspect or criminal, often one of a set showing a frontal view, a profile view, and a view of the back of the head.
any closeup photograph of someone’s face.
(informal) a photograph of a person’s face, esp one resembling a police-file picture

noun phrase

A photograph of a person’s face, esp the front and side views made for police records; art: passed around a mug shot of Willie/ She had identified a ”mug shot” from the books as the man who attacked her (1940s+)


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