• WordNet 3.6
    • n pug small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tigers' paw prints are called pug marks.
    • n Pug A footprint; a track; as of a boar.
    • Pug A name for a fox.
    • Pug A name for a monkey.
    • Pug A prostitute.
    • Pug A pug mill.
    • Pug An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck.
    • Pug An intimate; a crony; a dear one.
    • Pug (Zoöl) Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.
    • Pug Chaff; the refuse of grain.
    • Pug (Zoöl) One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.
    • Pug Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.
    • Pug To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.
    • Pug To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pug An elf; fairy; goblin; sprite: same as puck, 1.
    • n pug A monkey.
    • n pug A fox.
    • n pug A dwarf variety of dog; a pug-dog.
    • n pug A term of familiarity or endearment, like duck, etc.
    • n pug A three-year-old salmon.
    • n pug One of certain small geometrid moths: an English collectors' name. The netted pug is Eupithecia venosata; the foxglovepug is E. pulchellata.
    • n pug A short cloak worn by ladies about the middle of the eighteenth century.
    • n pug A pug-nose; the form or turn of a pug-nose: as, a decided pug.
    • pug To thrust; strike. [Prov. Eng.]
    • pug In building: To tamp with clay, or stop with puddle; clay.
    • pug To line (spaces between floor-joists) or cover (partition-walls) with coarse mortar, felt, sawdust, or any other material to impede the passage of sound; deaden; deafen.
    • pug In pottery-and brick-manuf., to grind, as clay, with water in order to render it plastic.
    • n pug Clay ground and worked or kneaded with water, and sometimes with other substances, into consistency for molding, as into bricks, etc.
    • n pug A pug-mill.
    • n pug Chaff; refuse of grain.
    • n pug The print of a foot; a footmark. See puggi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pug pug a monkey: a fox: a small kind of dog: any small animal (in familiarity or contempt)
    • n Pug pug clay ground and worked with water
    • v.t Pug to grind with water and make plastic: to line spaces between floors with mortar, felt, or other deafening
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted fr. puck,. See Puck


In literature:

She could only make an effort to restrain the angry pug now escaping from her arms.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
Apparently disappointed, the pug turned away and sought another adversary.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
But to Fido, the shaggy-haired, pug-nosed companion of his days, and sharer of his discomforts, Ned's heart clung with a love unbounded.
"Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880" by Various
The cowboys' nickname for Moore was Pug, and another fellow whose real name Pan never heard was called Slats.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
On this tight nose-rope a little tengu boy, with a tiny pug only two inches long, dances a jig.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
My mistress could lead him like a pug-dog.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
We then commence the attack, not ceasing until pug was laid prostrate.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
A pugged partition and double-doored lobby separate the rooms.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
The smart one for Fan, the sweet one for Polly, and the gay one for Pug.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Sitting and calling to Pug, and trying to keep him from the flower-beds, was almost too much for me.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

Minnie thinks her Jack is noble
Tho’ he takes a "whiskey slug!"
Minnie’s nose Jack thinks is piquant,
When in truth its only pug.
"Fools" by Joseph Warren Watson
We had Chang, and Trucker Hogan, and the man who licked The Plug,
Also Heggarty, and Hoolahan, and Peter Scott, the pug;
And we wore our knuckle-dusters, and we took a keg on tap
To our friendly game of football with The Dingoes at The Gap.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

The "Greatest Pug Show on Earth" was held Sept 22 at Stonelick Township State Park, and hundreds of residents attended the event with Pugs of all shapes and sizes in tow.
In addition, the event also raised funds for Ohio Pug Rescue, a non-profit organization that rescues Pugs and helps place them in good homes.
Memorial Services for Darlene " Pug " Sargent-Kapustka, age 83, of Broken Bow, will be Wednesday, Dec 7, at 10:30 am, at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev.
Happy pugs and their people gathered at Bitter Lake Community Center for the annual Pugoween costume party.
Seattle Pug Rescue's annual 'Pugoween' costume party.
Ugly Pug black lager is anything but ugly.
Ugly Pug Black Lager Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
What the pug burger at Hungry Cat lacks in structural integrity it more than makes up in sheer awesomeness, both of size and flavor.
Jenny the Scappoose Pug has an admirer.
Bella is my dog, a nine-month-old pug .
Singer-songwriter Joe Pug has a background in theater.
The 16th Annual Pug -O-Ween raised money for DFW Pug Rescue.
Steve Earle with Joe Pug .
We need some help locating our 3 month old pug Daisy May She's been missing since 7:00pm.
Pug 's inspiration for the sound of the album was taken primarily from his own outlook on life.