mug shot
noun Date: 1950 a photograph of usually a person's head and especially face; specifically a police photograph of a suspect's face or profile

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  • mug shot — n: a police photograph of a suspect s face or profile that is taken when the suspect is booked Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • mug shot — mug shots N COUNT A mug shot is a photograph of someone, especially a photograph of a criminal which has been taken by the police. [INFORMAL] ...mug shots of the five terrorists …   English dictionary

  • mug shot — mug ,shot noun count INFORMAL a photograph of someone s face, taken by the police for their records …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mug shot — mug′ shot n. cvb sts a photograph of the face of a criminal suspect …   From formal English to slang

  • mug shot — n. any of the photographs taken for police records of the face of a person under arrest …   English World dictionary

  • Mug shot — For the social networking website, see Mugshot (website). 1931 mug shot of American gangster Al Capone A mug shot, mugshot or booking photograph, is a photographic portrait taken after one is arrested.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • mug shot — noun a photograph of someone s face (especially one made for police records) • Syn: ↑mugshot • Hypernyms: ↑photograph, ↑photo, ↑exposure, ↑picture, ↑pic • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mug shot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mug shot : singular mug shot plural mug shots informal a photograph of someone s face, taken by the police for their records …   English dictionary

  • mug shot — n. a photograph of one’s face taken for police records. (Underworld.) □ I’m going to have to ask you to come down to the station and go through some mug shots. □ How can a professional photographer take a portrait that looks like a mug shot? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mug shot — Synonyms and related words: Telephoto, Wirephoto, aerial photograph, black and white photograph, candid photograph, cheesecake, chronophotograph, color photograph, color print, diapositive, heliochrome, heliograph, montage, mug, photo,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mug shot — {n. phr.} A police photograph showing the arrested person s full face and profile. * / Go over these mug shots, Sergeant O Malley said, and tell me if you find the person who held up the liquor store! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

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