- one of a breed of small, short-haired dogs having a tightly curled tail, a deeply wrinkled face, and a smooth coat that is black or silver and fawn with black markings.
- pug nose.
Origin of pug1
Examples from the Web for puggy
"Give me my puggy darling," she said in her loud, shrill tone.
But he snapped at Puggy as we came down, which was a sign he felt it.
I am to let you stay and grind through the afternoon for them and for my Puggy?
Perhaps the Goat is thinking of succeeding her Puggy in the rhetoric chair!
He called it "puggy," which is Scottish for monkey, because it jumped about so.Fifty Years of Golf
Horace G. Hutchinson
- NZ sticky, claylike
- 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 puggy
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).