One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- past and past participle of dig
1The udder, teat, or nipple of a female animal.
- ‘It gets very long, and then it goes white, a grizzled mat over withered dugs.’
- ‘She then gently nips the unfed cub to place it near her dugs.’
- 1.1archaic A woman's breast.
mammary gland, mammaView synonyms
- ‘Witches' breasts are usually depicted in art as flat, hanging dugs; they represent the underside of Western eroticism, with its glorification of firm, youthful bosoms.’
- ‘As soon as breasts hang like dugs, the belly fills out and the thighs start to crease like a Shar Pei puppy, it's not about the looks anymore, it's about what they supply.’
Mid 16th century: possibly of Old Norse origin and related to Swedish dägga, Danish dægge ‘suckle’.
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