pug nose



a short, broad, somewhat turned-up nose.

Origin of pug nose

First recorded in 1770–80
Related formspug-nosed [puhg-nohzd] /ˈpʌgˌnoʊzd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pug-nose

pug nose


a short stubby upturned nose
Derived Formspug-nosed, adjective

Word Origin for pug nose

C18: from pug 1
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Word Origin and History for pug-nose



1778, from pug (n.) based on fancied similarity to the nose of either the monkey or the dog. Related: Pug-nosed.

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