UG

Proper noun

Ug

(humorous) Popular supposed name for a caveman or other prehistoric man.

Anagrams

• GU, gu

Etymology 1

Noun

ug (plural ugs)

(North England and Scotland, obsolete) A feeling of fear, horror or disgust.

(North England and Scotland, obsolete) An object of disgust.

(North England and Scotland, obsolete) Vomited matter.

(Northumbria) A surfeit.

Synonyms

• (fear; horror): dread, fright; see also fear

• (digust): distaste, loathsomeness, revulsion

• (object of disgust): abomination

• (vomit): chunder, sick; see also vomit

• (surfeit): glut, surplus; see also excess

Etymology 2

Verb

ug (third-person singular simple present ugs, present participle ugging, simple past and past participle ugged)

(North England and Scotland, obsolete) To dread, loathe or disgust.

(North England and Scotland, obsolete) To fear, be horrified; shudder with horror.

(North England and Scotland, obsolete) To vomit.

(Northumbria, obsolete) To give a surfeit to.

Synonyms

• (feel abhorrence): abhor, loathe; see also hate. Alternatively: nauseate, sicken.

• (vomit): heave, pray to the porcelain god, throw up; see also regurgitate

Etymology 3

Derived from the similarity between the letter u and the Greek letter µ.

Symbol

ug

Alternative spelling of µg

Etymology 4

Noun

ug (plural ugs)

(Caithness, Scotland) The pectoral fin of a fish.

Synonyms

• pectoral

Anagrams

• GU, gu

Noun

UG (countable and uncountable, plural UGs)

Initialism of universal grammar.

Initialism of undergraduate.

Anagrams

• GU, gu

Source: Wiktionary



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