Definition of jug noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʒʌɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒʌɡ//
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English pitcher) a container with a handle and a lip, for holding and pouring liquids a milk/water jug
  2. 2(North American English) (British English pitcher) a large round container with a small opening and a handle, for holding liquids a five-gallon jug of beer
  3. 3the amount of liquid contained in a jug She spilled a jug of water.
  4. 4jugs [plural] (taboo, slang) an offensive word for a woman’s breasts
  5. Word Originmid 16th cent.: perhaps from Jug, familiar form of the given names Joan, Joanna, and Jenny.Extra examples I filled up my water jug. She poured a jug of water over his head. a jug of milk Pour the milk into a measuring jug.
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