chug-a-lug

or chug·a·lug

[chuhg-uh-luhg]Slang.

verb (used with object), chug-a-lugged, chug-a-lug·ging.

to swallow (a container of beverage) without interruption.

verb (used without object), chug-a-lugged, chug-a-lug·ging.

to swallow a beverage without interruption.

adverb

by swallowing or gulping without interruption: drinking their soft drinks chug-a-lug.

Nearby words

  1. chuffed,
  2. chuffing,
  3. chuffle,
  4. chuffy,
  5. chug,
  6. chugach mountains,
  7. chugger,
  8. chughole,
  9. chukar,
  10. chukchee

Origin of chug-a-lug

An Americanism dating back to 1955–60; imitative rhyming compound

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