jug

1
[ juhg ]
/ dʒʌg /

noun

a large container usually made of earthenware, metal, or glass, commonly having a handle, a narrow neck, and sometimes a cap or cork.
the contents of such a container; jugful: a jug of wine.
Slang. jail; prison.
jugs, Slang: Vulgar. a woman's breasts.

verb (used with object), jugged, jug·ging.


Nearby words

  1. judoka,
  2. judson,
  3. judson, edward zane carroll,
  4. judy,
  5. jue,
  6. jug band,
  7. jug wine,
  8. jugal,
  9. jugal bone,
  10. jugal furrow

Origin of jug

1
1530–40; perhaps special use of Jug hypocoristic form of Joan, woman's name

jug

2
[ juhg ]
/ dʒʌg /

noun

a sound made by a bird, especially a nightingale.

verb (used without object), jugged, jug·ging.

to make such a sound.

Origin of jug

2
First recorded in 1515–25; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for jug

jug

/ (dʒʌɡ) /

noun

verb jugs, jugging or jugged

to stew or boil (meat, esp hare) in an earthenware container
(tr) slang to put in jail

Word Origin for jug

C16: probably from Jug, nickname from girl's name Joan

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Word Origin and History for jug

jug

n.

"deep vessel for carrying liquids," late 15c., jugge, variant of jubbe, of unknown origin, perhaps from jug "a low woman, a maidservant" (mid-16c.), a familiar alteration of a common personal name, Joan or Judith. Use as a musical instrument is attested from 1946. Jughead "klutz" is from 1926; jughandle "tight curved road used for turns" is from 1961. Jugs for "woman's breasts" first recorded 1920 in Australian slang, short for milk jugs.

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