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chugger

[chuhg-er] /ˈtʃʌg ər/
noun, Angling.
1.
a type of plug that rests on the surface of the water and makes a popping sound when retrieved.
Also called popper.
Origin of chugger
Scottish chug to tug + -er1

chug1

[chuhg] /tʃʌg/
noun
1.
a short, dull, explosive sound:
the steady chug of an engine.
verb (used without object), chugged, chugging.
2.
to make this sound:
The motor chugged.
3.
to move while making this sound:
The train chugged along.
Origin
1865-70, Americanism; imitative
Related forms
chugger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chuggers

chug

/tʃʌɡ/
noun
1.
a short dull sound, esp one that is rapidly repeated, such as that made by an engine
verb chugs, chugging, chugged
2.
(intransitive) (of an engine, etc) to operate while making such sounds
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin

chugger

/ˈtʃʌɡə/
noun
1.
(informal) a charity worker who approaches people in the street to ask for financial support for the charity, esp regular support by direct debit
Word Origin
C21: ch(arity) + (m)ugger
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Word Origin and History for chuggers

chug

n.

1866, echoic of a working steam engine. As a verb, from 1884. Related: Chugged; chugging. Drinking sense attested by 1940s (chug-a-lug), probably imitative of the sound of swallowing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chuggers

chug 1

verb

To drink very quickly and in volume, as alcohol: chugged six milks at lunch

chug 2

verb

To move along, esp slowly and laboriously: The USS Saratoga came chugging up the Delaware

[1900+; echoic of an engine, esp a steam engine, operating]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for chuggers

chug

chug-a-lug
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