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



BrE BrE//ˈmʌɡɪnz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌɡɪnz//
[singular] (British English, informal, humorous)
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used without ‘a’ or ‘the’ to refer to yourself when you feel stupid because you have let yourself be treated unfairly And muggins here had to clean up all the mess. Word Originmid 19th cent.: perhaps a use of the surname Muggins, with allusion to mug.