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[ ruhg ]
/ rʌg /
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noun
a thick fabric for covering part of a floor, often woven of wool and often having an oblong shape with a border design.Compare carpet.
the treated skin of an animal, used as a floor covering: a bear rug.
Chiefly British. a piece of thick, warm cloth, used as a coverlet, lap robe, etc.
Slang. toupee; hairpiece.
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Idioms about rug

    cut a rug, Older Slang. to dance, especially to jitterbug.

Origin of rug

1545–55; <Old Norse rǫgg wool, long hairs; compare Norwegian rugga covering of coarse wool, Swedish rugg coarse hair

OTHER WORDS FROM rug

ruglike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rug (1 of 2)

rug
/ (rʌɡ) /

noun
a floor covering, smaller than a carpet and made of thick wool or of other material, such as an animal skin
mainly British a blanket, esp one used as a wrap or lap robe for travellers
slang a wig
pull the rug out from under to betray, expose, or leave defenceless
See also rug up

Derived forms of rug

ruglike, adjective

Word Origin for rug

C16: from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian rugga, Swedish rugg coarse hair. See rag 1

British Dictionary definitions for rug (2 of 2)

RUG
/ computing /

abbreviation for
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rug

rug

see pull the rug out from under; sweep under the rug. Also see under carpet.

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