Pug Definition

pŭg
pugged, pugging, pugs
noun
pugs
Any of a breed of small, short-haired dog with a thickset body, square muzzle, deeply wrinkled forehead, and curled tail.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Clay ground and kneaded with water into a plastic consistency for forming bricks or pottery.
American Heritage
A machine for grinding and mixing clay.
American Heritage
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verb
pugged, pugging, pugs
To work or knead (clay) with water.
American Heritage
To temper (clay) for making bricks, earthenware, etc.
Webster's New World
To fill in with clay, mortar, sand, etc. for soundproofing.
Webster's New World
To trail by following footprints.
Webster's New World

To mix and stir when wet.

To pug clay for bricks or pottery.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Pug

Noun

Singular:
pug
Plural:
pugs

Origin of Pug

  • Hindi pag probably from Sanskrit padakam footstep, foot from padam ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • For the verb, compare German pucken (“to thump, beat").

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for pugilist boxer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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