- the face.
- the mouth.
- an exaggerated facial expression; grimace, as in acting.
- a thug, ruffian, or other criminal.
Origin of mug
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mugburglarize, mug , rip off, rob, steal
How to use mug in a sentence
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.Your Guide to Throwing an Outdoor Thanksgiving|AC Shilton|November 17, 2020|Outside Online
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.This Is How We’ll Engineer Artificial Touch|Shelly Fan|November 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
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
An 18-year-old man dressed as a clown mugged a pedestrian, striking him 30 times in the back and neck with an iron bar.French Freak-Out Over Creepy Clowns|Tracy McNicoll|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Worse, all of this mugging business reminds Ross of when he was mugged as a child.15 Times ‘Friends’ Was Really, Really Weird|Kevin Fallon|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, he was violently mugged on live TV by Senator John McCain.John McCain Roughs Up Jay Carney During His CNN Primetime Debut|Lloyd Grove|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Why Republicans Are Starting to Love Health Reform|Daniel Gross|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And Buller lit his candle and mugged at a German exercise till the supper-bell rang.Dr. Jolliffe's Boys|Lewis Hough
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
Wish I'd mugged it all up overnight; but I carn't get it straight in my 'ead.
Thinkin' of havin' yourself mugged and sendin' the result to somebody in a silver frame?Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
Each "con" was divided into two equal parts: the Duffer "mugged" up one; John the other.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell