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verb (used without object), glugged, glug·ging.
  1. to make the sound of liquid pouring from a bottle.
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  1. such a sound.
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Origin of glug

First recorded in 1890–95; imitative
Can be confusedglögg glug
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Historical Examples of glug

  • Not one leaf moving in the tules; all mighty still; they could hear the Injun pumping up blood, glugglugglug!

    Stepsons of Light

    Eugene Manlove Rhodes

  • He was standing, concealed behind a rock, at the mouth of the cave of Wug, daughter of Glug.

  • Robin took it without more ado and putting it to his lips, tilted his head back, while that which was within said "glug!"

British Dictionary definitions for glug


  1. a word representing a gurgling sound, as of liquid being poured from a bottle or swallowed
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Word Origin for glug

C19: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for glug

1768, imitative of the sound of swallowing a drink, etc.

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