Definition of Plug-ugly

1. Noun. Someone who bullies weaker people.

Exact synonyms: Tough Guy
Generic synonyms: Bully, Hooligan, Roughneck, Rowdy, Ruffian, Tough, Yob, Yobbo, Yobo
Specialized synonyms: Ted, Teddy Boy



Definition of Plug-ugly

1. Adjective. (slang) Very ugly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plug-ugly

plucots
plue
plues
pluferfect tense
pluff
pluffed
pluffier
pluffiest
pluffing
pluffs
pluffy
plug-and-play
plug-in
plug-ins
plug-ugly (current term)
plug and play
plug away
plug fuse
plug hat
plug in
plug nickel
plug out
plug the runner
plug up
plugback
plugbacks
plugboard
plugboards
plugfest

Literary usage of Plug-ugly

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"plug-ugly. A Baltimore rowdy ; a rowdy in general. 1857 " What do you mean by a collection ? " we asked.—Simply this: that there is a Wolverine ; there are ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"St. James s Gazette, i plug-ugly (American), the name given in Baltimore to roughs and rowdies, now common. One that shall devote as much space to ..."

3. Richmond Prisons 1861-1862: Compiled from the Original Records Kept by the by William Hartley Jeffrey (1893)
"One evening he came into our room, when some Yankee covered his mouth with his hand and said "Plug Ugly." He started to find the speaker, when another ..."

4. Nansen and the Frozen North: With Reminiscences of Arctic Exploration by John Black (1897)
"When injuries came to be examined, we found it a very costly bit of bear. One dog killed, Plug Ugly; Prince with his back and shoulder cut, ..."

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