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
  • He also said it was time to re-assess the public's experience of 'chugging'.
  • So-called "chugging" by on-street fundraisers has been restricted by some councils amid complaints by some members of the public that they can be aggressive and disruptive.
  • Britain's biggest charities are to hold crisis talks over the future of 'chugging'—and whether it should be scrapped altogether.


Early 21st century: blend of charity and mugging.

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