- 1 What is a mug in slang?
- 2 What does mug mean in UK slang?
- 3 Why is mug slang for face?
- 4 Where does the insult mug come from?
- 5 Is mug an insult?
- 6 What does mug up mean?
- 7 What is mug called in English?
- 8 What does dont mug yourself mean?
- 9 What does crack on mean in UK?
- 10 Why is called a mug shot?
- 11 What does it mean to mug someone off?
What is a mug in slang?
(1): fool, blockhead. (2): a person easily deceived. b: punk, thug. mug. verb (1)
What does mug mean in UK slang?
mug is london slang probably cockney. as it is used mostly by londoners and people from essex. it means a stupid, gullible person. someone easily taken advantage of.
Why is mug slang for face?
It most likely derives from “mugg,” a Scandinavian word for a drinking vessel. In the 17th and 18th centuries, mugs were often decorated with cartoonishly-drawn human faces. This may have led to the use of “mug” as a synonym for an ugly face.
Where does the insult mug come from?
[“Annual Report of the Chief of Police for 1873,” Boston, Mass.] Hence mug-shot (by 1950). Meaning ” stupid or incompetent person, dupe, fool, sucker” is by 1851 in thieves’ slang; hence “a person” generally (especially “a criminal”), by 1890.
Is mug an insult?
Mug is a funny word that could represent a cup, your face, or even what you do when you rob someone. When it’s a verb, mug means ” rob someone while threatening violence.” This meaning came from an earlier definition, “to strike someone in the face (or the mug).”
What does mug up mean?
intransitive verb. British.: to study intensively (as for an examination)
What is mug called in English?
1. countable noun. A mug is a large deep cup with straight sides and a handle, used for hot drinks. He spooned instant coffee into two of the mugs. A mug of something is the amount of it contained in a mug.
What does dont mug yourself mean?
Essentially the phrase means ‘ dont shoot yourself in the foot by getting obsessed with a girl who isnt worth it. ‘ – dont be a mug, quite simply, GET A GRIP!
What does crack on mean in UK?
UK informal. to start or continue doing something, especially more quickly or with more energy after a pause: The meeting needs to finish by 5, so we’d better crack on.
Why is called a mug shot?
A mugshot is a police photograph taken of someone who’s been arrested. Most mugshots are taken as soon as a suspect is brought into a police station, and they don’t tend to be flattering. This police tool came to have this nickname mugshot from the informal meaning of mug, “face.”
What does it mean to mug someone off?
slang To treat someone like or make someone seem like a fool. You’re just mugging me off now! They’re just kids trying to mug you off. Don’t pay them no mind. slang To cheat, swindle, or con someone.