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pug nose

a short, broad, somewhat turned-up nose.
Origin of pug nose
First recorded in 1770-80
Related forms
[puhg-nohzd] /ˈpʌgˌnoʊzd/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then I laughed; they won't mind my getting rid of freckles and a pug nose.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • He has a pug nose and wears giglamps, and I've a suspicion that he's a fearful dude.

    In Blue Creek Caon Anna Chapin Ray
  • If she had any enemies, they might say that she has red hair and a pug nose.

  • Do you see that gentleman on the front seat with the pug nose?

    How to Become Rich

    William Windsor
  • The man that I am after has an Irish pug nose, and you are an old Dutchman.

    Punch and Judy Willliam J. Judd
  • He made an awkward grab with both hands, but it landed on his pug nose.

    The Lost Trail Edward S. Ellis
  • He may have been a Jew, but he had bright red hair and a pug nose.

    The Penalty

    Gouverneur Morris
  • Tom looked supercilious, and elevated his pug nose a trifle.

    Try and Trust Horatio Alger
  • It corresponds to what in a woman is called charm, and which may go with a pug nose or freckles or a large mouth.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • Adolph was bandy-legged, five feet four inches in height, with a pug nose and sandy hair.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for pug nose

pug nose

a short stubby upturned nose
Derived Forms
pug-nosed, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from pug1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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