- 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.
- to put into a jug.
- to stew (meat) in an earthenware jug.
- Slang. to put in jail; imprison.
Origin of jug1
- a sound made by a bird, especially a nightingale.
- to make such a sound.
Origin of jug2
Examples from the Web for jugged
Add them to the jugged hare, and, last of all, pour in the wine.The Skilful Cook
Jones, shoving the girl into its bowels, added: "I was happier when he was jugged."The Paliser case
It was a devilish thing to do; the scoundrel ought 'o be jugged!Wayside Courtships
It was a devilish thing to do; the scoundrel ought to be jugged!Other Main-Travelled Roads
One of them was caught, trying to sell some of the things, and he peached, and they jugged them all.The Runaway
- a vessel for holding or pouring liquids, usually having a handle and a spout or lipUS equivalent: pitcher
- Australian and NZ such a vessel used as a kettlean electric jug
- US a large vessel with a narrow mouth
- Also called: jugful the amount of liquid held by a jug
- British informal a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer
- a slang word for jail
- to stew or boil (meat, esp hare) in an earthenware container
- (tr) slang to put in jail
Word Origin and History for jugged
"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.