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pug1 / pəg/ • n. (also pug dog) a dog of a dwarf breed like a bulldog with a broad flat nose and deeply wrinkled face. DERIVATIVES: pug·gish adj. pug·gy / ˈpəgē/ adj. pug2 • n. loam or clay mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition without air pockets for making bricks or pottery. • v. (pugged , pug·ging ) [tr.] 1. [usu. as adj.] (pugged) prepare (clay) in this way, typically in a machine with rotating blades. 2. [usu. as n.] (pugging) pack (a space, typically the space under a floor) with pug, sawdust, or other material in order to deaden sound. pug3 • n. inf. a boxer. pug4 • n. the footprint of an animal: [as adj.] I saw the pug marks of the tigress in the soft earth. • v. (pugged , pug·ging ) [tr.] track (an animal) by its footprints.

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pug, breed of sturdy, compact toy dog that became popular in England during the 19th cent. It stands about 11 in. (27.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 14 to 18 lb (6.4–8.2 kg). Its short, smooth, glossy coat is either silver or apricot fawn in color with black mask and ears. As is true of most toy dogs that have short faces and tails curled tightly over their backs, the pug probably originated in China. Traders of the Dutch East India Company brought specimens of the breed back to Holland from Southeast Asia and later introduced them into England, where they quickly became fashionable with the nobility. Today the pug is raised as a watchdog and pet. See dog.

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pug Small dog that probably originated in China. It has a large head and a wide-chested, short body. The short coat may be grey, light brown, or black with a characteristic black face. Height: to 28cm (11in) at the shoulder; weight: to 8kg (18lb).

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pug † term of endearment; † courtesan, harlot; bargeman XVI; † imp; monkey XVII; dwarf breed of dog XVIII; genus of moths XIX. of unkn. orig.; it is not certain that all the senses belong to the same word.

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pugbug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, trug, tug •bedbug • ladybug • doodlebug •humbug • firebug • thunderbug •jitterbug, litterbug •shutterbug • Rawlplug • earplug •fireplug • hearthrug

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