pug

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pug (plural pugs)

  1. A bargeman. [from the 16th c]
  2. A small dog of an ancient breed originating in China, having a snub nose, wrinkled face, squarish body, short smooth hair, and curled tail. [from the 18th c]
    Synonyms: Chinese pug, Dutch bulldog, Dutch mastiff, mini mastiff, mops, carlin, pugdog
  3. (obsolete) chaff; the refuse of grain
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  4. Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Corruption of puck, from Old English pūca (goblin, demon). Compare Icelandic pūki (demon) and Welsh pwca (hobgoblin).

Noun[edit]

pug (plural pugs)

  1. (obsolete) An elf or hobgoblin.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  2. An upper servant in a great house. [from the 19th c]
  3. A harlot; a prostitute. [circa 1600]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cotgrave to this entry?)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of pugilist, from Latin pugil.

Noun[edit]

pug (plural pugs)

  1. One who fights with fists; a boxer

Etymology 4[edit]

Compare German pucken (to thump, beat).

Noun[edit]

pug (countable and uncountable, plural pugs)

  1. Any compressed clay-like material mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition for making bricks, pottery or for paving. (Also pug soil)
  2. A pug mill.

Verb[edit]

pug (third-person singular simple present pugs, present participle pugging, simple past and past participle pugged)

  1. (transitive) To mix and stir when wet.
    to pug clay for bricks or pottery
  2. (transitive) To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound.

Etymology 5[edit]

From Hindi पग (pag, step, foot), related to Sanskrit पद्य (padya, foot) and Greek πόδι (pódi, foot).

Noun[edit]

pug (plural pugs)

  1. The footprint of an animal.
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Etymology 6[edit]

A shortening of pugilist

Noun[edit]

pug (plural pugs)

  1. (obsolete, slang) A pugilist or boxer.

Etymology 7[edit]

Probably related to puck

Noun[edit]

pug (plural pugs)

  1. A term of endearment.[from the 16th c]

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Noun[edit]

pug (plural pugs)

  1. slaughter, slaughtering
  2. butchery, butchering

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