[ ruhg ]
/ rʌg /
a thick fabric for covering part of a floor, often woven of wool and often having an oblong shape with a border design.Compare carpet.
the treated skin of an animal, used as a floor covering: a bear rug.
Chiefly British. a piece of thick, warm cloth, used as a coverlet, lap robe, etc.
Slang. toupee; hairpiece.
cut a rug, Older Slang. to dance, especially to jitterbug.
Origin of rug
1545–55; < Old Norse rǫgg wool, long hairs; compare Norwegian rugga covering of coarse wool, Swedish rugg coarse hair
Related formsrug·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cut a rug (1 of 2)
/ (rʌɡ) /
a floor covering, smaller than a carpet and made of thick wool or of other material, such as an animal skin
mainly British a blanket, esp one used as a wrap or lap robe for travellers
slang a wig
pull the rug out from under to betray, expose, or leave defenceless
See also rug up
Derived Formsruglike, adjective
Word Origin for rug
C16: from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian rugga, Swedish rugg coarse hair. See rag 1
British Dictionary definitions for cut a rug (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with cut a rug
see pull the rug out from under; sweep under the rug. Also see under carpet.
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