plug ugly

plug ugly
Synonyms and related words:
battler, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, blade, bravo, brawler, bruiser, bully, bullyboy, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, disputant, duelist, enforcer, fencer, feuder, fighter, fighting cock, foilsman, gamecock, gladiator, goon, gorilla, gun, gunsel, hatchet man, hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, jouster, knight, militant, mug, mugger, muscle man, quarreler, rioter, rival, rodman, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, sabreur, scrapper, scuffler, squabbler, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, terror, thug, tilter, torpedo, tough, trigger man, tussler, ugly customer, wrangler

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  • plug-ugly — ruffian, 1856, originally in Baltimore, Maryland, from PLUG (Cf. plug) (n.), Amer.Eng. slang for the stovepipe hats then popular among young men, + UGLY (Cf. ugly) …   Etymology dictionary

  • plug-ugly — ☆ plug ugly [plug′ug′lē ] n. pl. plug uglies 〚see PLUG, vt. 6〛 [Old Slang] a city ruffian or gangster; rowdy * * * plug ug·ly (plŭgʹŭg lē) n. Slang pl. plug ug·lies A gangster or ruffian.   …   Universalium

  • plug-ugly — ☆ plug ugly [plug′ug′lē ] n. pl. plug uglies [see PLUG, vt. 6] [Old Slang] a city ruffian or gangster; rowdy …   English World dictionary

  • plug-ugly — mod. very ugly. (See also pug ugly.) D Your dog is just plug ugly. □ My plug ugly dog happens to be pedigreed …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • plug-ugly — /ˈplʌg ʌgli/ (say plug uglee) US Colloquial –noun (plural plug uglies) 1. a ruffian; a rowdy; a tough. –adjective 2. characteristic of or relating to ruffians or the like. {US slang (1850s); plug of uncertain origin + ugly; originally Plug Ugly a …  

  • plug-ugly informal, — plug ugly informal, chiefly N. Amer. noun (plural plug uglies) a thug or villain. adjective (of a person) very ugly. Origin C19: by assoc. with plug in the sense hit with the fist …   English new terms dictionary

  • plug-ugly — Adj. Very ugly. Originally a ruffian, and taken from the New York gang of the mid 1800s, called the Plug Uglies. Orig. U.S …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • plug-ugly — adjective Very ugly …   Wiktionary

  • Plug-ugly — extremely ugly …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • plug-ugly — Australian Slang extremely ugly …   English dialects glossary

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