Definition of chugging in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌɡɪŋ


[mass noun] British informal
The action or practice of approaching passers-by in the street to ask for subscriptions or donations to a particular charity: the committee called on charities to publish their spend on campaigning and for tighter rules on chugging
More example sentences
  • Experiential charity marketing: so much more than chugging!
  • On Thursday MPs warned charities that use face-to-face street fundraising—sometimes known as 'chugging'—face a regulatory crackdown if they cannot restore public confidence in the practice.
  • Charities that resort to chugging are just plain lazy.


early 21st century: blend of charity and mugging.

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