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Definition of "plug-ugly" [plug-ugly]

  • Slang A gangster or ruffian. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plug-ugly" in a sentence
  • ""A prizefighter, a hoodlum, a plug-ugly," Sarah sneered, after she had exhausted herself of all calamitous forecasts of her own future and the future of her children in the absence of Saxon's weekly four dollars and a half."
  • "He'll kill somebody yet, that plug-ugly of yourn, an 'be hanged for it."
  • "And what a smart idea to ignore the question and hand out the prepared plug-ugly party slur stuff - the great clunking fist - the subtle Brown touch that gets the likes of you fawning and crooning."