mug shot

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English[edit]

A mug shot of notorious bank robber and murderer Baby Face Nelson

Etymology[edit]

Compound of mug ‎(face) + shot ‎(snapshot), US. Compare mug ‎(portrait).

Noun[edit]

mug shot ‎(plural mug shots)

  1. A photograph taken of the head and shoulders, often from the front and in profile, usually taken in conjunction with somebody's arrest.
  2. (Britain, slang) An unflattering photograph of a person's face.

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External links[edit]

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