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jug1

[juhg] /dʒʌg/
noun
1.
a large container usually made of earthenware, metal, or glass, commonly having a handle, a narrow neck, and sometimes a cap or cork.
2.
the contents of such a container; jugful:
a jug of wine.
3.
Slang. jail; prison.
4.
jugs, Slang: Vulgar. a woman's breasts.
verb (used with object), jugged, jugging.
5.
to put into a jug.
6.
to stew (meat) in an earthenware jug.
7.
Slang. to put in jail; imprison.
Origin of jug1
1530-1540
1530-40; perhaps special use of Jug hypocoristic form of Joan, woman's name

jug2

[juhg] /dʒʌg/
noun
1.
a sound made by a bird, especially a nightingale.
verb (used without object), jugged, jugging.
2.
to make such a sound.
Origin
First recorded in 1515-25; imitative
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Examples from the Web for jugged
Historical Examples
  • Add them to the jugged hare, and, last of all, pour in the wine.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • Jones, shoving the girl into its bowels, added: "I was happier when he was jugged."

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • It was a devilish thing to do; the scoundrel ought 'o be jugged!

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • It was a devilish thing to do; the scoundrel ought to be jugged!

  • One of them was caught, trying to sell some of the things, and he peached, and they jugged them all.

    The Runaway Unknown
  • I had only a quarter of jugged cat for breakfast, and the brute was tough.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • “You may tarry for jugged hare,” said Catesby contemptuously.

    It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt
  • We have never even partaken of jugged hare within its walls.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • One can always do that without having one's memory jogged, or jugged.

    The Affair at the Inn Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • A rock with a jug on it would be a jugged rock, wouldn't it—eh?

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for jugged

jug

/dʒʌɡ/
noun
1.
a vessel for holding or pouring liquids, usually having a handle and a spout or lip US equivalent pitcher
2.
(Austral & NZ) such a vessel used as a kettle: an electric jug
3.
(US) a large vessel with a narrow mouth
4.
Also called jugful. the amount of liquid held by a jug
5.
(Brit, informal) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer
6.
a slang word for jail
verb jugs, jugging, jugged
7.
to stew or boil (meat, esp hare) in an earthenware container
8.
(transitive) (slang) to put in jail
Word Origin
C16: probably from Jug, nickname from girl's name Joan
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Word Origin and History for jugged

jug

n.

"deep vessel for carrying liquids," late 15c., jugge, variant of jubbe, of unknown origin, perhaps from jug "a low woman, a maidservant" (mid-16c.), a familiar alteration of a common personal name, Joan or Judith. Use as a musical instrument is attested from 1946. Jughead "klutz" is from 1926; jughandle "tight curved road used for turns" is from 1961. Jugs for "woman's breasts" first recorded 1920 in Australian slang, short for milk jugs.

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

jug

noun

  1. A bottle of liquor: Fetch me my jug, son (1886+)
  2. A relatively cheap wine, usually bought in large bottles; jug wine: Far more people drink jugs these days (1980s+)
  3. A vault or safe (1925+ Underworld)
  4. A bank (1845+ Underworld)
  5. A carburetor (1960s+ Hot rodders)
  6. A good holding place: ''jug''—a nice big hold (relative to the rest of the route) (1990s+ Rock climbers)

verb

To put in jail; imprison: I get jugged for parking in the wrong places? (1834+)

[rockclimbing sense fr jug-handle in the same sense, found by 1955]

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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