Definition of plug-ugly in English:


Syllabification: plug-ug·ly
informal , chiefly North American

noun (plural plug-uglies)

  • A thug or villain.
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    • Two huge plug-uglies stood on either side of the door, arms folded.
    • A broad plug-ugly was trying to twist around, shaking and shimmying his forearm caught by her hands.
    • The filmmakers' desire to create an unstuffy, modern version of the Renaissance monarch merely turns him into a boorish, violent plug-ugly.


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  • Very ugly: that was one plug-ugly dress
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    • He has gone off for good with that plug-ugly researcher.
    • Okay, so you are not plug-ugly and you don't find it impossible to lure women into your dizzying orbit, but just what is it about you that turns out to be so utterly repellent?
    • Gone were her cauliflower ears, gone was her pug nose, her squat face had ballooned out, her once squinty eyes were now just slits in her plug-ugly face.


by association with the verb plug in the informal sense 'hit with the fist'.

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