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English

Etymology

Probably from Old Norse (compare Swedish lugga, Norwegian lugge). Noun is via Scots lugge, probably from Old Norse (compare Swedish and Norwegian lugg).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
lug

Plural
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  1. A lug nut.
  2. A device for terminating an electrical conductor to facilitate the mechanical connection; to the conductor it may be crimped to form a cold weld, soldered or have pressure from a screw.
  3. A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
  4. A fool.
  5. (Northern England) An ear.
  6. (Geordie) An ear lobe.
  7. A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
  8. (slang) A request for money, as for political purposes.
    They put the lug on him at the courthouse.

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Verb

Infinitive
to lug

Third person singular
lugs

Simple past
lugged

Past participle
lugged

Present participle
lugging

to lug (third-person singular simple present lugs, present participle lugging, simple past and past participle lugged)
  1. (transitive) To haul, carry (especially something heavy).
    Why do you always lug around so many books?
  2. (transitive) To run at too slow a speed.
    When driving up a hill, choose a lower gear so you don't lug the engine.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To carry an excessive amount of sail for the conditions prevailing.

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References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [2]

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch lucht.

Noun

lug

  1. air

Bosnian

Noun

lug m. [[Category:Template:lang:bs nouns|lug]]

  1. lye

Croatian

Noun

lug m (plural lugovi)

  1. lye

Declension


Serbian

Noun

lug m. (Cyrillic spelling луг)

  1. lye
  2. forest

Slovene

Noun

lug m.

  1. lye

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