- • / muggins• a fool or victim. Originates from the fact that drinking mug's used to be made with ugly faces on them. Also for this reason 'mug' can mean 'face', i.e.. 'ugly mug'.
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mug — mug·ful; mug·ga; mug·get; mug·gi·ly; mug·gi·ness; mug·gins; mug·gles; mug·gle·to·nian; mug; mug·wort; mug·wump·ery; mug·wump·i·an; mug·wump·ish; mug·wump·ism; mug·gee; mug·ger; mug·gy; mug·wump; … English syllables
mug — Ⅰ. mug  ► NOUN 1) a large cylindrical cup with a handle. 2) informal a person s face. 3) Brit. informal a stupid or gullible person. 4) US informal a thug. ► VERB (mugged … English terms dictionary
mug — mug1 [mug] n. [prob. < Scand, as in Swed mugg] 1. a heavy drinking cup of earthenware or metal, having a handle and formerly often ornamented with a human face 2. as much as a mug will hold 3. Slang a) the face b) the mouth … English World dictionary
Mug — (m[u^]g), n. [Cf. Ir. mugam a mug, mucog a cup.] 1. A kind of ceramic or metal drinking cup, with a handle, usually cylindrical and without a lip. [1913 Webster] 2. The face or mouth; as, I don t want to see your ugly mug again; often used… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
mug — vt mugged, mug·ging: to assault (an individual) usu. with intent to rob Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. mug … Law dictionary
mug — (m[u^]g), v. t. To take property from (a person) in a public place by threatening or committing violence on the person who is robbed; to rob, especially to rob by use of a weapon such as a knife or gun. Note: To rob a person or a business indoors … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
mug — [n1] drinking cup coffee cup, demitasse, flagon, jug, stoup, tankard, toby; concept 494 mug [n2] face countenance, frown, grimace, kisser*, mask, profile, puss*; concept 484 mug [v] hold up assault, hold up*, purse snatch, rob, steal, stick up* … New thesaurus
mug — sb., gen el. get (skimmel), i sms. mug , fx mugdannelse, mugplet … Dansk ordbog
mug — /mug/, n., v., mugged, mugging. n. 1. a drinking cup, usually cylindrical in shape, having a handle, and often of a heavy substance, as earthenware. 2. the quantity it holds. 3. Slang. a. the face. b. the mouth. c. an exaggerated facial… … Universalium
MUG — MUG, Multiuser Game … Universal-Lexikon
Mug — Mug(Mugg)f ⇨MuckI … Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache