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dug2

[duhg]
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noun
  1. the mamma or the nipple of a female mammal.
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Origin of dug2

1520–30; origin obscure; perhaps < a Germanic base akin to Danish dægge, Norwegian degge, Swedish dägga to suckle
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Examples from the Web for dugs

Historical Examples

  • These English have strong hearts—will suck at pain As life were in her dugs.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays

    Olive Tilford Dargan

  • She had a rabbits foot, mounted in silver, hanging between her dugs.

    The Sea and the Jungle

    H. M. Tomlinson

  • The dugs are four, very rarely six, all yielding milk, and none of them dry.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

  • And by that time they were greedily pounding at her dugs for another meal.

    Jan

    A. J. Dawson

  • The dugs of the female often become chapped or sore, so as to bleed whenever they are milked.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn


British Dictionary definitions for dugs

dug1

verb
  1. the past tense and past participle of dig
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dug2

noun
  1. the nipple, teat, udder, or breast of a female mammal
  2. a human breast, esp when old and withered
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Word Origin

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

dug3

noun
  1. a Scot word for dog
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Word Origin and History for dugs

dug

n.

"animal nipple," or, contemptuously, "the human female breast," 1520s, origin obscure, related to Swedish dagga, Danish dægge "to suckle."

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dug

v.

past tense and past participle of dig (v.).

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