The definition of a slug is a small animal with a soft, smooth and slimy body without a shell that slowly moves using one muscular foot.(noun)
An example of a slug is the yellow mascot of UC Santa Cruz.
Slug is defined as a small lump of metal or a piece of metal used instead of a token.(noun)
An example of a slug is a bullet.
Slug means to hit hard.(verb)
An example of to slug is punching someone in the chest.
See slug in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME slugge, slow, clumsy person or thing < Scand, as in Swed dial. slogga, to be sluggish < IE base *(s)leu-, to hang loosely, lax > sludge
Origin: prob. < slug
Origin: prob. < Dan sluge, to gulp; akin to Ger schlucken, to swallow < IE base *(s)leug- > OIr slucim, (I) swallow
See slug in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Perhaps from slug2 (from its shape).
Origin: Middle English slugge, sluggard
Origin: , probably of Scandinavian origin.
transitive verb slugged slugged, slug·ging, slugs
Origin: Possibly from slug1.
intransitive verb slugged slugged, slug·ging, slugs
Origin: Probably from slug2.
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