Mug - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |mʌɡ|  American pronunciation of the word mug
Brit.  |mʌɡ|  British pronunciation of the word mug


- the quantity that can be held in a mug (syn: mugful)
- a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of (syn: chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, sucker)
- the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British) (syn: countenance, kisser, phiz, physiognomy, visage)
- with handle and usually cylindrical


- rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence
I was mugged in the streets of New York last night

Extra examples

He drank a mug of coffee.

They're taking you for a mug.

He always drinks mugs of coffee to keep himself awake.

I was walking out to my car when this guy tried to mug me.

Only a mug would pay that much for a meal.

Something scared him. Probably your ugly mug!

A lot of people won't go out alone at night because they're afraid of being mugged.

All the kids were mugging for the camera.

I was mugged in the streets of New York last night

Word forms

I/you/we/they: mug
he/she/it: mugs
present participle: mugging
past tense: mugged
past participle: mugged
singular: mug
plural: mugs
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