mugmug1 /mʌɡ/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1DFUa tallcup used for drinking tea, coffee etc 🔊 a coffee mug2DFUa large glass with a handle, used especially for drinking beer 🔊 a beer mug3 →mug/mugful of something4British English spoken informalSTUPID/NOT INTELLIGENT someone who is stupid and easy to deceive 🔊 Only a mug would pay that much for a meal.5 →be a mug’s game6spoken informal a face 🔊 Something scared him. Probably your ugly mug!
mugmug2 ●○○ verb (mugged, mugging) 🔊 🔊 1[transitive]SCCSTEAL to attack someone and rob them in a public place 🔊 A lot of people won’t go out alone at night because they’re afraid of being mugged.► see thesaurus at attack, steal2[intransitive] American English informalSTUPID/NOT SENSIBLE to make sillyexpressions with your face or behave in a silly way, especially for a photograph or in a playmug for 🔊 All the kids were mugging for the camera. →mug up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
mug• He probably didn't take them out with him because he was afraid of being mugged.• More people than ever are leaving New York before they get killed, raped or mugged.• Since moving to New Jersey, he has been mugged at gunpoint twice.• Kids were mugging for the camera.• Pat Williams, D-Mont., mugged for the cameras.• She decided to move from the city after she was mugged for the third time in less than a year.• Unfortunately, it would appear that the great emergency is being mugged for your mobile.• If anyone ever tried to mug me, I would throw my bag and run.• I was scared I would get mugged or raped.• And thus does your government actually increase your chances of getting burglarized, mugged, robbed and even murdered.• To criticize him was like mugging Santa Claus.• Every New Yorker expects to be muggedsometime.