- the act of a person who pugs.
- coarse mortar or the like for deadening sound.
Origin of pugging
- to knead (clay or the like) with water to make it plastic, as for brickmaking.
- to fill or stop with clay or the like.
- to pack or cover with mortar or the like, as to deaden sound.
- to mix with water so as to form a paste.
Origin of pug2
- Also called pugmark. a footprint, especially of a game animal.
- to track (especially game) by following footprints or another spoor.
Origin of pug4
Examples from the Web for pugging
Finished the hut, pugging it at the ends, and making the roof better.Explorations in Australia
Enamelled iron sheets are screwed to the ceiling joists in the hot rooms, and pugging placed over.The Turkish Bath
Robert Owen Allsop
I came to such a spot, and it was very dark, and the tantalising odour "set my pugging tooth on edge."In Pastures Green
When cracks appear or96 joints open, they should be stopped with a pugging of fire clay and grog.
Where a shelf or prop rocks insecurely, a small wad of pugging (grog and clay) will give a steady bearing.
- material such as clay, mortar, sawdust, sand, etc, inserted between wooden flooring and ceiling to reduce the transmission of soundAlso called: pug
- Also called: carlin a small compact breed of dog with a smooth coat, lightly curled tail, and a short wrinkled nose
- any of several small geometrid moths, mostly of the genus Eupithecia, with slim forewings held outstretched at rest
- to mix or knead (clay) with water to form a malleable mass or paste, often in a pug mill
- to fill or stop with clay or a similar substance
- (of cattle) to trample (the ground) into consolidated mud
- a slang name for boxer (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for pugging
1560s, general term of endearment (also puggy), probably related to puck (n.2); one of the earliest senses is "sprite, imp" (1610s). The sense of "miniature dog" is from 1749 (pug-dog); that of "monkey" is 1660s. The word at various times meant "a bargeman" (1590s), "a harlot" (c.1600), and "an upper servant in a great house" (1847).