CHUG

chug

(noun) the dull explosive noise made by an engine

chug

(verb) make a dull, explosive sound; “the engine chugged down the street”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

chug (plural chugs)

A dull, fairly quick explosive or percussive sound, as if made by a labouring engine.

A large gulp of drink.

A homemade Cuban boat, built to carry emigrants to the USA, and often abandoned upon arrival.

Verb

chug (third-person singular simple present chugs, present participle chugging, simple past and past participle chugged)

(intransitive) To make dull explosive sounds.

(intransitive) To move or travel whilst making such sounds.

(transitive, slang) to drink a large amount (especially of beer) in a single action/without breathing; to chugalug. People usually chant this at the person who is drinking.

Synonyms

• (drink): See also drink

Etymology 2

blend of chihuahua and pug

Noun

chug (plural chugs)

A dog; a cross between a pug and a chihuahua.

Etymology 3

blend of charity and mug

Verb

chug (third-person singular simple present chugs, present participle chugging, simple past and past participle chugged)

(transitive, UK slang, derogatory) To solicit charitable donations on the street, particularly in a persistent manner.

Etymology 4

Noun

chug (plural chugs)

(derogatory, racial slur) A person of Native American descent.

Source: Wiktionary



RESET




Word of the Day

5 February 2023

MATRIARCHIC

(adjective) (of societies or families) having a female as the family head or having descent traced through the female line


coffee icon

Coffee Trivia

Some 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be “satanic.” However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600.

coffee icon