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MUG (mugged, mugging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mug mean? 

MUG (noun)
  The noun MUG has 4 senses:

1. the quantity that can be held in a mug
2. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
3. the human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face' and 'phiz' is British)
4. with handle and usually cylindrical

  Familiarity information: MUG used as a noun is uncommon.


MUG (verb)
  The verb MUG has 1 sense:

1. rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence

  Familiarity information: MUG used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUG (noun)


Sense 1mug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity that can be held in a mug

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

mug; mugful

Hypernyms ("mug" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


Sense 2mug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

soft touch; gull; sucker; fall guy; chump; patsy; mug; fool; mark

Hypernyms ("mug" is a kind of...):

dupe; victim (a person who is tricked or swindled)


Sense 3mug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face' and 'phiz' is British)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

visage; physiognomy; phiz; kisser; smiler; mug; countenance

Hypernyms ("mug" is a kind of...):

face; human face (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mug"):

pudding face; pudding-face (a large fat human face)

Holonyms ("mug" is a part of...):

human head (the head of a human being)


Sense 4mug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With handle and usually cylindrical

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mug" is a kind of...):

drinking vessel (a vessel intended for drinking)

Meronyms (parts of "mug"):

grip; handgrip; handle; hold (the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mug"):

beer mug; stein (a mug intended for serving beer)

coffee mug (a mug intended for serving coffee)

toby; toby fillpot jug; toby jug (a drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat)


MUG (verb)


Sense 1mug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

I was mugged in the streets of New York last night

Hypernyms (to "mug" is one way to...):

hold up; stick up (rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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