chug

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Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeia

Noun[edit]

chug (plural chugs)

  1. A dull, fairly quick explosive or percussive sound, as if made by a labouring engine.
  2. A large gulp of drink.
    He drank his beer in three chugs.
  3. A homemade Cuban boat, built to carry emigrants to the USA, and often abandoned upon arrival.
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Verb[edit]

chug (third-person singular simple present chugs, present participle chugging, simple past and past participle chugged)

  1. (intransitive) To make dull explosive sounds.
  2. (intransitive) To move or travel whilst making such sounds.
    We were chugging along a back road when the engine cut out.
  3. (transitive, slang) to drink a large amount (especially of beer) in a single action; to chugalug.
    I can't believe he chugged three beers.
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Etymology 2[edit]

blend of chihuahua and pug

Noun[edit]

chug (plural chugs)

  1. A dog; a cross between a pug and a chihuahua.

Etymology 3[edit]

blend of charity and mug

Verb[edit]

chug (third-person singular simple present chugs, present participle chugging, simple past and past participle chugged)

  1. (transitive, British slang, derogatory) To solicit charitable donations on the street, particularly in a persistent manner.
    I got chugged in the town centre today.

Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chug (plural chugs)

  1. (pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Native American descent.