American English

Definition of jugular noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(also jugular vein)
jump to other results
  • any of the three large veins in the neck that carry blood from the head toward the heart
  • Idioms
    go for the jugular (informal)
    jump to other results
    to attack someone's weakest point during a discussion, in an aggressive way She went straight for the jugular and asked him to explain his previous criminal record.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jugular