verb (used without object), glugged, glug·ging.

to make the sound of liquid pouring from a bottle.


such a sound.

Origin of glug

First recorded in 1890–95; imitative
Can be confusedglögg glug Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glug



a word representing a gurgling sound, as of liquid being poured from a bottle or swallowed

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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