jug

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[ 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.

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Origin of jug

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First recorded in 1530–40; perhaps special use of Jug, diminutive or pet name of Joan, a woman's name

Definition for jug (2 of 2)

jug2
[ 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

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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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