Pronunciation Noun


  1. A serving vessel or container, typically circular in cross-section and typically higher than it is wide, with a relatively small mouth or spout, an ear handle and often a stopper or top.
  2. The amount that a jug can hold.
  3. (slang) Jail.
    • 1988, Roald Dahl, Matilda
      'I'm telling you trade secrets,' the father said, 'So don't you go talking about this to anyone else. You don't want me put in jug do you?'
    • 1998, John Gunn, Dear Descendants: Recollections for a Gunn Family History 1945-1957 (page 19)
      I was 'counsel for the defence', or 'prisoner's friend'. My chap had deserted for nearly two years and spent six months in a civvy jug. With papers under my arm and serious countenance I visited him in his cell day after day, […]
  4. (vulgar, slang, chiefly, in the plural) A woman's breasts.
  5. (New Zealand) A kettle.
  6. (CB radio slang, chiefly, in the plural) A kind of large, high-powered vacuum tube.
    • 2001, 73 Amateur Radio Today (issues 482-493, page 8)
      […] as shown in the August 2000 issue, using a pair of my favorite jugs, 807 (vacuum tube).
Translations Translations
  • Russian: кувши́н
  • Spanish: jarra
Translations Translations Verb

jug (jugs, present participle jugging; past and past participle jugged)

  1. (transitive) To stew in an earthenware jug etc.
    jugged hare
  2. (transitive, slang) To put into jail.
  3. (intransitive) To utter a sound like "jug", as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.
  4. (intransitive, of quails or partridges) To nestle or collect together in a covey.
Translations Noun

jug (plural jugs)

  1. A small mixed breed of dog created by mating a Jack Russell terrier and a pug.
    • 2013, Lost & Found: True tales of love and rescue from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Penguin Group:
      When the dog’s owners returned with their shopping, I asked what the little dog was. She was a Jug, a Jack Russell-Pug cross. We found out lots about this crossbreed, thought long and hard, and decided a Jug and a Spitz could work really well together.
    • 2014, Alan Kenworthy, Jugs: Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Jug Dog or Puppy, Feel Happy Limited
    • 2015, George Hoppendale, Jugs: Jug Dog Complete Owners Manual - Jug book for care, costs, feeding, grooming, health and training, Internet Marketing Business
    • 2018, Cheryl Murphy, ''Dogs just wanna have FUN'!', Veloce Publishing, page 110:
      Stanley ¶ Jug (Jack Russell/Pug cross); 18 months old; keeps fit chasing his ball or frisbee, but would rather be laid on his back, snoring

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