- the mamma or the nipple of a female mammal.
Origin of dug2
Examples from the Web for dugs
Historical Examples of dugs
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.
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.
- the past tense and past participle of dig
- the nipple, teat, udder, or breast of a female mammal
- a human breast, esp when old and withered
Word Origin for dug
- a Scot word for dog
Word Origin and History for dugs
"animal nipple," or, contemptuously, "the human female breast," 1520s, origin obscure, related to Swedish dagga, Danish dægge "to suckle."
past tense and past participle of dig (v.).