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spug (spʊɡ)

noun plural spuggies or spugs
  1. Northeast English dialect a house sparrowCompare speug
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Word Origin

variant of Scottish sprug, of obscure origin
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Historical Examples

  • Spuggy found a "friend," and together we obtained a good wash.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

    W. H. L. Watson

  • In the evening we received our first batch of pay, and dining magnificently at a hotel, took tearful leave of Huggie and Spuggy.

  • Spuggy, George, and Orr went off to Paris for new bicycles, and we were left short-handed again.