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dug

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[ duhg ]
/ dʌg /
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verb

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

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Definition for dug (2 of 2)

dug2
[ duhg ]
/ dʌg /

noun

the mamma or the nipple of a female mammal.

Origin of dug

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1520–30; origin obscure; perhaps < a Germanic base akin to Danish dægge,Norwegian degge,Swedish dägga to suckle
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British Dictionary definitions for dug (1 of 3)

dug1
/ (dʌɡ) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of dig

British Dictionary definitions for dug (2 of 3)

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 3)

dug3
/ (dʌɡ) /

noun

a Scot word for dog
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