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, especially in the market industry.

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?'

Anagrams[edit]

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 first-singular present indicative (past participle suptã)

  1. to 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]

From Proto-Finnic *suku. Cognates include 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

Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sug

  1. Romanization of 𒆹 (sug)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal from suga (suck).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sug n

  1. suction, sucking, "suck"
    1. (figuratively) craving
      sötsug
      sweet cravings
      Produkten dämpar röksuget
      The product reduces smoking cravings
    2. (figuratively) demand
      Det har varit ett enormt sug efter vår nya kebabsås
      There has been a huge demand ("suck") for our new kebab sauce
      Synonym: efterfrågan
    3. (figuratively) attraction
      ha sug i blicken
      have a gaze that draws your attention (often in a romantic or flirtatious sense), "have suck in one's gaze"

Declension[edit]

Declension of sug 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative sug suget
Genitive sugs sugets

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

sug c

  1. (usually in compounds) a device that sucks something

Declension[edit]

Declension of sug 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sug sugen sugar sugarna
Genitive sugs sugens sugars sugarnas

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sug

  1. imperative of suga

References[edit]

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]