pug

v. t.

  1. To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.
  2. To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.

n.

  1. Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.
  2. A pug mill.
  3. An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck.
  4. A name for a monkey.
  5. A name for a fox.
  6. An intimate; a crony; a dear one.
  7. Chaff; the refuse of grain.
  8. A prostitute.
  9. One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.
  10. Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.