or migg

[ mig ]
/ mɪg /

noun Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.

a playing marble, especially one that is not used as a shooter.
migs, (used with a singular verb) the game of marbles.

Origin of mig

perhaps variant of mib with g from game1

Definition for mig (2 of 2)


or Mig, MIG

[ mig ]
/ mɪg /


any of several Russian-built fighter aircraft, as the MiG-15, a jet used in the Korean War.

Origin of MiG

named after Artem Mi(koyan) and Mikhail G(urevich), Russian aircraft designers
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British Dictionary definitions for mig


/ (mɪɡ) /


any of various types of Russian and former Soviet fighter aircraft

Word Origin for MiG

from Mi (koyan) and G (urevich), names of designers
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Word Origin and History for mig


in name of various Russian fighter planes, so called in honor of aircraft designers Mikoyan and (Russian i) Gurevitch.

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