sug

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See also: súg and sūg

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the initial letters of selling under the guise of research.

Verb[edit]

sug (third-person singular simple present sugs, present participle sugging, simple past and past participle sugged)

  1. (informal) To market a product or service by means of purported market research.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

sug (plural not attested)

  1. (informal) sugar; sweetheart (as a term of endearment)
    • 2011, Yvette Wright, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Side of Black Women (page 124)
      “Hey, sug, let's go into the family room so we don't wake up your daddy, OK?”
    • 2013, James Oseland, Giles Coren, Tamasin Day-Lewis, A Fork In The Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery On The Road
      She called everybody sug, as in sugar, as in, 'Listen, sug, could you get me another Manhattan?'

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch zuchten, from Middle Dutch suchten, from Old Dutch *sūfton.

Verb[edit]

sug (present sug, present participle sugtende, past participle gesug)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) to sigh

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch zucht, from Middle Dutch sucht, socht, from Old Dutch *suft (sigh, sip), from Proto-Germanic *suf- (to sip).

Noun[edit]

sug (plural sugte, diminutive suggie)

  1. a sigh

Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sūgō. Compare Romanian suge, sug.

Verb[edit]

sug (past participle suptã)

  1. I suck.
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sabūcus, variant of sambūcus. Compare Romanian soc.

Noun[edit]

sug m

  1. elder, elderberry tree

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Finnish suku.

Noun[edit]

sug

  1. kind
  2. sort
  3. gender
  4. relative

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

sug

  1. imperative of suge

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

sug

  1. imperative of suga

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sug

  1. inflection of suge:
    1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. third-person plural present indicative

Somali[edit]

Verb[edit]

sug

  1. to wait

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sug

  1. imperative of suga.

Tausug[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier suluk. Compare Cebuano sulog, Malay suluk.

Noun[edit]

sug

  1. the part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction, water current.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

sug (nominative plural sugs)

  1. suction

Declension[edit]