pug nose

  1. a short, broad, somewhat turned-up nose.

Origin of pug nose

First recorded in 1770–80

Other words from pug nose

  • pug-nosed [puhg-nohzd], /ˈpʌgˌnoʊzd/, adjective

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How to use pug nose in a sentence

  • The man that I am after has an Irish pug nose, and you are an old Dutchman.

    Punch and Judy | Willliam J. Judd
  • He would play billiards with his nose, and a little pug nose at that, my children.

    The Belovd Vagabond | William J. Locke
  • In another year, this first babe became "the other baby," and was put on a bottle with its little pug-nose out of joint.

  • She was just a wholesome, helpful little maid with a pug-nose that was always freckled.

    Meg of Mystery Mountain | Grace May North
  • That my straight hair and pug nose needn't make any difference; that some day I'd surprise people as the ugly duckling did.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor | Annie Fellows Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for pug nose

pug nose

  1. a short stubby upturned nose

Origin of pug nose

C18: from pug 1

Derived forms of pug nose

  • pug-nosed, adjective

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