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Webster 1913 Edition


Pug

Pug

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Pugged
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Pugging
.]
[Cf. G.
pucken
to thump. beat.]
1.
To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.
2.
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. See
Pugging
, 2.

Pug

,
Noun.
1.
Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.
2.
A pug mill.
Pug mill
,
a kind of mill for grinding and mixing clay, either for brickmaking or the fine arts; a clay mill. It consists essentially of an upright shaft armed with projecting knives, which is caused to revolve in a hollow cylinder, tub, or vat, in which the clay is placed.

Pug

,
Noun.
[Corrupted fr.
puck
. See
Puck
.]
1.
An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as
Puck
.
[Obs.]
B. Jonson.
2.
A name for a monkey.
[Colloq.]
Addison.
3.
A name for a fox.
[Prov. Eng.]
C. Kingsley.
4.
An intimate; a crony; a dear one.
[Obs.]
Lyly.
5.
pl.
Chaff; the refuse of grain.
[Obs.]
Holland.
6.
A prostitute.
[Obs.]
Cotgrave.
7.
(Zool.)
One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.
8.
(Zool.)
Any geometrid moth of the genus
Eupithecia
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pug

PUG

,
Noun.
The name given to a little animal treated with familiarity, as a monkey, a little dog, &c.

Definition 2022


pug

pug

English

Noun

pug (plural pugs)

  1. Term of endearment (probably related to puck). [from the 16th c]
  2. A bargeman. [from the 16th c]
  3. A harlot; a prostitute. [circa 1600]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cotgrave to this entry?)
  4. 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]
  5. An upper servant in a great house. [from the 19th c]
  6. (obsolete, slang) A pugilist or boxer.
  7. (obsolete) An elf or hobgoblin.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  8. (obsolete) chaff; the refuse of grain
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  9. Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.
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Etymology 2

Compare German pucken (to thump, beat).

Noun

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

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 3

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

Noun

pug (plural pugs)

  1. The footprint of an animal.
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Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [puɡ]

Noun

pug (plural pugs)

  1. slaughter, slaughtering
  2. butchery, butchering

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