or migg


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


or Mig, MIG



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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Examples from the Web for mig

Contemporary Examples of mig

Historical Examples of mig

  • Nagsakbang mig balay, Our houses are across from each other.

  • She thinks it is something great; but it's only Mig, after all.

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

  • Mrs. Mig's sick friends always have nurses and waiting maids—Mrs. F—— Rachel!

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

  • And a couple of men drove onto that south eighty of Mig's with a load of lumber, just as I come by.

British Dictionary definitions for mig



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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