dug

1
[ duhg ]
/ dʌg /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of dig1 and dig2.

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Definition for dug (2 of 4)

dug2
[ duhg ]
/ dʌg /

noun

the mamma or the nipple of a female mammal.

Origin of dug

2
1520–30; origin obscure; perhaps < a Germanic base akin to Danish dægge, Norwegian degge, Swedish dägga to suckle

Definition for dug (3 of 4)

Origin of dig

1
1275–1325; Middle English diggen, perhaps representing an OE derivative of dīc ditch; Middle French diguer to dig (< Middle Dutch) is attested later and apparently not the immediate source

Definition for dug (4 of 4)

dig2
[ dig ]
/ dɪg /

verb (used with object), dug, dig·ging. Slang.

to understand: Can you dig what I'm saying?
to take notice of: Dig those shoes he's wearing.
to like, love, or enjoy: She digs that kind of music. We really dig each other.

Origin of dig

2
1935–40; perhaps < Irish (an) dtuig(eann tú mé?) do you understand me? and parallel expressions with tuigim I understand (see twig2)
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British Dictionary definitions for dug (1 of 5)

dug1
/ (dʌɡ) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of dig

British Dictionary definitions for dug (2 of 5)

dug2
/ (dʌɡ) /

noun

the nipple, teat, udder, or breast of a female mammal
a human breast, esp when old and withered

Word Origin for dug

C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish dægge to coddle, Gothic daddjan to give suck

British Dictionary definitions for dug (3 of 5)

dug3
/ (dʌɡ) /

noun

a Scot word for dog

British Dictionary definitions for dug (4 of 5)

Dig
/ (dɪɡ) /

noun

NZ informal short for Digger (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for dug (5 of 5)

dig
/ (dɪɡ) /

verb digs, digging or dug

noun

See also dig in, digs

Word Origin for dig

C13 diggen, of uncertain origin
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