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Meaning of PUG

Pronunciation:  pug

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle

PUG is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pug-dog
 See Also: Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pug\, n. [Hind. pag foot.]
    A footprint; a track; as of a boar. [India]
  2. \Pug\, v. 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,
    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.
  3. \Pug\, n.
    1. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be
    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.
  4. \Pug\, n. [Corrupted fr. puck. See {Puck}.]
    1. An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as {Puck}. [Obs.] --B.
    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. (Zo["o]l.) One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short
       nose and head; a pug dog.
    8. (Zo["o]l.) Any geometrid moth of the genus {Eupithecia}.