jug

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
jug1 /dʒʌg/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a large container for liquids, usually having a handle and a narrow neck.
  2. the contents of or the amount in such a container.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
jug1  ( jug),USA pronunciation n., v.,  jugged, jug•ging. 
n. 
  1. a large container usually made of earthenware, metal, or glass, commonly having a handle, a narrow neck, and sometimes a cap or cork.
  2. the contents of such a container;
    jugful:a jug of wine.
  3. Slang Termsjail;
    prison.
  4. Slang Termsjugs, Slang (vulgar). a woman's breasts.

v.t. 
  1. to put into a jug.
  2. to stew (meat) in an earthenware jug.
  3. Slang Termsto put in jail;
    imprison.
  • perh. special use of Jug hypocoristic form of Joan, woman's name 1530–40

jug2  ( jug),USA pronunciation n., v.,  jugged, jug•ging. 
n. 
  1. a sound made by a bird, esp. a nightingale.

v.i. 
  1. to make such a sound.
  • imitative 1515–25


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

jug /dʒʌɡ/ n
  1. a vessel for holding or pouring liquids, usually having a handle and a spout or lip
    US equivalent: pitcher
  2. Austral NZ such a vessel used as a kettle
  3. US a large vessel with a narrow mouth
  4. Also called: jugful the amount of liquid held by a jug
  5. Brit informal a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer
  6. a slang word for jail
vb (jugs, jugging, jugged)
  1. to stew or boil (meat, esp hare) in an earthenware container
  2. (transitive) slang to put in jail
Etymology: 16th Century: probably from Jug, nickname from girl's name Joan



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