Definition of muggins in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌgɪnz

noun (plural same or mugginses)

British informal
  • A foolish and gullible person (often used humorously to refer to oneself): muggins has volunteered to do the catering
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    • The muggins here was driving so had to settle for a diet Coke.
    • On Tuesday it was pouring with rain and muggins here goes and stands too close to a HUGE puddle of water just as a bus came zipping past.
    • My e-mail domain expired on Saturday and muggins here hadn't renewed it… doh!


mid 19th century: perhaps a use of the surname Muggins, with allusion to mug1.

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