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Topic: UTENSILS

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Perhaps from the female name Jug, given to ugly women, from Joan

jug

noun
     
jug
jug [countable]
1 British EnglishDFU a container with a wide curved opening at the top and a handle, used especially at meals for pouring liquids [= pitcher American English]
a milk jug
2 American English a deep round container with a very narrow opening at the top and a handle, used for holding liquids [= pitcher British English]
3 also jugfulTM the amount of liquid that a jug will hold
jug of
a jug of water
4

jugs

not polite a woman's breasts
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