- a short, broad, somewhat turned-up nose.
Origin of pug nose
First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for pug-nose
So saying, she carefully wiped the pug-nose, spotted with yellow.The Wandering Jew, Complete
With red hair and a pug-nose, plebeian and dull-looking—such a baby!Love's Pilgrimage
Little Robert wore a red linsey-woolsey dress, and was a restless, active youngster with a big head, a round face and a pug-nose.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7
She was just a wholesome, helpful little maid with a pug-nose that was always freckled.Meg of Mystery Mountain
Grace May North
- a short stubby upturned nose
C18: from pug 1
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper