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Etymology 1[edit]

ugly +‎ -s


uglies pl (plural only)

  1. (informal) Ugliness.
    • 2009 September 7, Robert Cribb, “Rubbery cases for your loved one”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      Yet while the protection premise is solid, cellphone cases are often plagued with a bad case of the uglies.

Etymology 2[edit]

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uglies pl (plural only)

  1. (philately, derogatory, informal) The stamps of the Indian feudatory states.