pug


pug
pug1
pugginess, n.puggish, puggy, adj.
/pug/, n.
1. one of a breed of small, short-haired dogs having a tightly curled tail, a deeply wrinkled face, and a smooth coat that is black or silver and fawn with black markings.
2. See pug nose.
[1560-70; orig. uncert.]
pug2
/pug/, v.t., pugged, pugging.
1. to knead (clay or the like) with water to make it plastic, as for brickmaking.
2. to fill or stop with clay or the like.
3. to pack or cover with mortar or the like, as to deaden sound.
4. to mix with water so as to form a paste.
[1800-10; orig. uncert.]
pug3
/pug/, n. Slang.
a boxer; pugilist.
[1855-60; short for PUGILIST]
pug4
/pug/, n., v., pugged, pugging.
n.
1. a footprint, esp. of a game animal.
v.t.
2. to track (esp. game) by following footprints or another spoor.
[1860-65; < Hindi pag footprint]

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Breed of toy dog that probably originated in China.

Dutch traders brought it to England in the late 17th century. Squarely built and muscular, the pug has a short muzzle, tightly curled tail, large head, prominent eyes, and small, drooping ears. It stands 10–11 in. (26–28 cm) and weighs about 13–18 lbs (6–8 kg). Its short, glossy coat can be black, silver, or apricot fawn; there is a black mask on the face. Loyal and alert, pugs are valued as companions.

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▪ breed of dog
 breed of toy dog that probably originated in China and was introduced to England near the end of the 17th century by Dutch traders. The pug has a short muzzle and a tightly curled tail. It is a squarely built, muscular dog, with a large head, prominent, dark eyes, and small, drooping ears. At maturity it stands 10 to 11 inches (25.5 to 28 cm) and weighs about 14 to 18 pounds (6 to 8 kg). Its coat is short and glossy; colour is given in the breed standard as black or as silver or apricot fawn with a black line on the back and a black mask on the face. Typically loyal and alert, the pug is a valued companion dog.

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