verb (used with object), jugged, jug·ging.
Origin of jug1
verb (used without object), jugged, jug·ging.
Origin of jug2
Related Words for jugbeaker, decanter, flask, jar, urn, bucket, vase, bottle, pot, carafe, tub, crock, amphora, pitcher, flagon, ewer, vessel, canteen, hooker, cruet
Examples from the Web for jug
Contemporary Examples of jug
He takes a 2-gallon jug of water out of his freezer and puts it in his insulated lunch bag.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill
June 28, 2014
Throughout proceedings this jug was repeatedly raised and toasted to us, his audience.
Once it all came to the boil, the jug of blood was mixed with a little vinegar and a little cornmeal and stirred into the stew.
Historical Examples of jug
A friend and a tent, a jug of whisky and a lot of jolly good tobacco.In the Midst of Alarms
Then pour off the thin liquid from the top, and cork the jug tightly.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Then he seized him by the hair and thrust him into the jug of water.The Chinese Fairy Book
Plunge it into a jug of cold water, and let it stand for thirty minutes.The Skilful Cook
Strain the liquor through a tammis into a jug, with the peel of a lemon cut very thin, and two table-spoonfuls of clarified sugar.
verb jugs, jugging or jugged
Word Origin for jug
"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.