Definition of pug nose in English:

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pug nose

noun

A short nose with an upturned tip.
Example sentences
  • Her eyes were small and brightly anxious, threaded with fine filaments of blood, and her aquiline nose was now a pug nose in which broken capillaries glowed with a sullen heat.
  • He was kind of short, with a pug nose and big, dark, winking eyes.
  • He looked vaguely tomboyish, with short curly hair, a pug nose, and a rather frazzled expression.

Derivatives

pug-nosed

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɡnəʊzd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Why would a pug-nosed Socrates be ‘disturbing’?
  • Others include Rahonavis, a bird with a raptorlike sickle claw; the previously mentioned Majungatholus, a large theropod with a dome atop its head; and Simosuchus, a pug-nosed, possibly vegetarian crocodile.
  • The massive masculine pug-nosed detective quickly charged in front of Mr. Johnson, and pulled the teacher up by the collar with both of his strong hands.

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