Definition of mugshot in English:

mugshot

Line breaks: mug|shot
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌgʃɒt
 
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noun

informal
1A photograph of a person’s face made for an official purpose, especially police records: when shown mugshots, the victim was unable to recognize anyone
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  • The facial recognition system needs pictures from at least five different angles, and given that the Metropolitan Police doesn't handle mugshots that way, you can see the problem.
  • Since then, police have distributed mugshots to mosques and boarding houses across West Java and set up road blocks.
  • James Brown has been arrested for domestic violence - check out the police mugshot.
1.1 humorous Any photograph of a person’s face: a mugshot on the book’s cover shows the author
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  • You can't tell how much money someone makes by their mugshot.
  • FIFA are celebrating a century of international football by hosting a special photographic exhibition of soccer star mugshots in what used to be the Museum of Mankind.
  • But the long and the short of it was, Nadine, Chazen and I all had 2 Polaroids taken and then, to ice that cake of vanity, we got editorial choice over which one became our official Big Board mugshot.

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