- Dug is defined as uncovered or removed.
An example of dug is to have used a shovel to uncover something that was buried.
dug definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from same base as Danish daegge, to suckle, causative of die, to suck ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhē: see female
dug definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Origin unknown.
Variant of dig
- to break and turn up or remove (ground, etc.) with a spade or other tool, or with hands, claws, snout, etc.
- to make (a hole, cellar, one's way, etc.) by or as by doing this
- to uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way: to dig potatoes, to dig a nail out of a board
- ☆ to find out, as by careful study or investigation; unearth: usually with up or out: to dig out the truth
- to thrust, jab, or prod: to dig an elbow into someone's ribs
- ☆ Slang
- to understand
- to approve of or like
- to notice; look at: dig that shirt!
Origin: Middle English diggen ; from Anglo-French an unverified form diguer ; from Old French digue, dike ; from Dutch dijk: see dike
- to dig the ground or any surface
- to make a way by or as by digging (through, into, under)
- ☆ Informal to work or study hard
- the act of digging
- Informal a thrust, poke, nudge, etc.
- Informal a sarcastic comment; taunt; gibe
- an archaeological excavation or its site
- Chiefly Brit., Informal living quarters; lodgings