Definition of plug-ugly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpləɡ ˈəɡlē/
informal, chiefly North American

noun (plural plug-uglies)

A thug or villain.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Very ugly: that was one plug-ugly dress
More example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with plug-ugly


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Syllabification: plug-ug·ly

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