mug
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1664 1. a cylindrical drinking cup 2. a. the face or mouth of a person b. grimace c. mug shot 3. a. chiefly British (1) fool, blockhead (2) a person easily deceived b. punk, thugmugful noun II. verb (mugged; mugging) Date: 1855 intransitive verb to pose or make faces especially to attract attention or for a camera transitive verb photograph III. transitive verb (mugged; mugging) Etymology: probably from earlier mug to strike in the face, perhaps from 1mug Date: circa 1864 1. to assault usually with intent to rob 2. to attack suddenly ; bushwhack <
got mugged in the press by his colleagues
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muggee noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mug — Ⅰ. mug [1] ► NOUN 1) a large cylindrical cup with a handle. 2) informal a person s face. 3) Brit. informal a stupid or gullible person. 4) US informal a thug. ► VERB (mugged …   English terms dictionary

  • mug — mug1 [mug] n. [prob. < Scand, as in Swed mugg] 1. a heavy drinking cup of earthenware or metal, having a handle and formerly often ornamented with a human face 2. as much as a mug will hold 3. Slang a) the face b) the mouth …   English World dictionary

  • Mug — (m[u^]g), n. [Cf. Ir. mugam a mug, mucog a cup.] 1. A kind of ceramic or metal drinking cup, with a handle, usually cylindrical and without a lip. [1913 Webster] 2. The face or mouth; as, I don t want to see your ugly mug again; often used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mug — vt mugged, mug·ging: to assault (an individual) usu. with intent to rob Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. mug …   Law dictionary

  • mug — (m[u^]g), v. t. To take property from (a person) in a public place by threatening or committing violence on the person who is robbed; to rob, especially to rob by use of a weapon such as a knife or gun. Note: To rob a person or a business indoors …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • mug — /mug/, n., v., mugged, mugging. n. 1. a drinking cup, usually cylindrical in shape, having a handle, and often of a heavy substance, as earthenware. 2. the quantity it holds. 3. Slang. a. the face. b. the mouth. c. an exaggerated facial… …   Universalium

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