mug shot

or mug·shot


noun Slang.

Also called headshot. an identifying photograph of a suspect or criminal, often one of a set showing a frontal view, a profile view, and a view of the back of the head.
any closeup photograph of someone's face.

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Origin of mug shot

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for mug shot

mug shot

noun

informal a photograph of a person's face, esp one resembling a police-file picture
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