- 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 jugging
Historical Examples of jugging
Ground game at that, for Coracle is in the act of "jugging" a hare.
Ground game at that, for Coracle is in the act of “jugging” a hare.
- 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 for jug
Word Origin and History for jugging
"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.