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slang A federal prison. He definitely seems hardened by his time in the federal jug.
1. noun, vulgar slang A woman's breasts (always plural). Please stop commenting on the size of women's jugs. A lot of guys are obsessed with jugs, but I've always been more interested in a woman's legs.
2. noun, dated slang Prison (usually preceded by "the"). Didn't you hear? Tommy Two-Face wound up in the jug with a life sentence. The guy's been to the jug more often than I've been to the gym!
3. verb, dated slang To send someone to prison. I heard the police jugged him for trying to rob a liquor store. They said she was a threat to herself and others, but I think they jugged her because she was speaking out against the government.
Ears that stick out markedly from the side of the head, thus resembling the handles of a jug. At first I thought his jug ears were pretty goofy-looking, but I've actually come to regard them as quite cute!
informal Inexpensive wine sold in large amounts. I thought it was going to be a classy affair, so I was pretty taken aback when they started serving jug wine and cheap store-bought snacks. I love this restaurant. For just a few bucks you can get a big plate of food and a pitcher of jug wine.
Having ears that stick out markedly from the side of the head, thus resembling the handles of a jug. I was pretty goofy-looking as a kid, jug-eared, bespectacled, and lanky as I was.
dated slang Drunk. Most of the crowd was already jugged up by noon. You could have made a lot more of yourself by now if you didn't spend every night getting jugged up with your friends.
put a/the plug in the jug
To become permanently sober; to give up intoxicants, especially alcohol. (Alludes to plugging up a jug of an alcoholic beverage.) I've always loved my dad, but he's become a much friendlier and sympathetic person since finally putting the plug in the jug. It took me waking up in a ditch and covered in vomit to realize that I needed to put a plug in the jug for good.
Sl. intoxicated. I'm not jugged up. I'm not even tipsy. Fred was too jugged to drive home.
See also: jug
n. a federal prison. (see also jug.) Lefty is fresh and sweet—just out of the federal jug.
1. n. jail. (Usually with the.) Take it easy. I don’t want to end up in the jug.
2. n. a jug of liquor; a jar of moonshine; a can of beer. Where’s my jug? I need a swig.
3. and jug up in. to drink heavily. (see also jugger.) We jugged up till about noon and then went to sleep. Let’s get down to some serious jugging.
4. n. a glass vial of liquid amphetamine intended for injection. (Drugs.) His mother found a jug and took it to a drugstore to find out what it was.
5. n. the jugular vein, used for the injection of narcotics. (Drugs.) He’s even got scars on his jugs.
6. n. a breast. (Usually plural. Usually objectionable.) Look at the jugs on that babe!
n. cheap wine that is sold in volume, usually in gallon jugs. We’re having a little do tomorrow—nothing special. A little jug wine and chips.
mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m not jugged up. I’m not even tipsy.
See jugged up
See also: jug