- the face.
- the mouth.
- an exaggerated facial expression; grimace, as in acting.
- a thug, ruffian, or other criminal.
verb (used with object), mugged, mug·ging.
verb (used without object), mugged, mug·ging.
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Origin of mug
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A mug to keep drinks hot longerGetting a hot beverage is a great excuse to go outside in the chill.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Put on your jackets, put your chairs in a circle a safe distance around the fire, and pass out the blankets and mugs.This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too|M. Carrie Allan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
For the first, offer up warm mugs of cider, tea, or hot toddies—since holding a fork with mittens on is an exercise in frustration.
A “sixth sense” awareness of where our hands are in space connects them to the mind, making it possible to open a door, pick up a mug, and pour coffee in total darkness based solely on what they feel.
I kept finding myself holding the mug up to my face simply to sniff the lovely aroma.Now You Can Steep Your Coffee Like Tea—and It's Awesome|AC Shilton|November 11, 2020|Outside Online
Worse, all of this mugging business reminds Ross of when he was mugged as a child.
The alley cat and her kittens would have mugged him already.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds|P. J. O’Rourke|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness.
In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.
“People also have a right to walk down the street without being killed or mugged,” Bloomberg said.Stop-and-Frisk Ruled Unconstitutional: A ‘Fair Trial’ for the NYPD?|Michael Daly|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps it would have been better had he stopped in Gueldersdorp and mugged it out.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
So I took on the Lockyers and Procters, and mugged up the planets and stars.Punch Among the Planets|Various
The professional thief is the 'mugged grafter'; his photograph and Bertillon measurements are known and recorded.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World|Clifton R. Wooldridge
And Buller lit his candle and mugged at a German exercise till the supper-bell rang.Dr. Jolliffe's Boys|Lewis Hough
Each "con" was divided into two equal parts: the Duffer "mugged" up one; John the other.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell