meaning of Jug

  • Jesuit student lore...
    JUG - acronym - Justice Under God, a form of detention
    
  • From WW I Terminology
    Jug  Military Prison.
    
    General. Originally US. From 1815 (OED). Attested in numerous sources.
    
    This was first used of a prison, but was adapted to mean a
    military prison in World War I. It was more fully 'stone-jug'.
    Partridge suggests that it derives from the French 'joug',
    'a yoke' from the Scots 'joug(s)', 'a pillory'.
    

  • From some online dictionaries
    From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
    
      Jug \Jug\, n. [Prob. fr. Jug, a corruption of, or nickname for,
         Joanna; cf. 2d Jack, and Jill. See {Johannes}.]
         1. A vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling
            belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side.
    
         2. A pitcher; a ewer. [Eng.]
    
         3. A prison; a jail; a lockup. [Slang] --Gay.
    
    From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
    
      Jug \Jug\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jugged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
         {Jugging}.]
         1. To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling
            water; as, to jug a hare.
    
         2. To commit to jail; to imprison. [Slang]
    
    From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
    
      Jug \Jug\, v. i. (Zo["o]l.)
         1. To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds
            do, especially the nightingale.
    
         2. To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of
            quails and partridges.
    
    From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
    
      jug
           n 1: a large bottle with a narrow mouth
           2: the quantity contained in a jug [syn: {jugful}]
           v 1: lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were
                imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was
                incarcerated for the rest of his life" [syn: {imprison},
                 {incarcerate}, {lag}, {immure}, {put behind bars}, {jail},
                 {gaol}, {put away}, {remand}]
           2: stew in an earthenware jug; "jug the rabbit"
           [also: {jugging}, {jugged}]
    
    
  • And yet more...
    
    Webster's (II Third Riverside University Dictionary) jug n.
    [Poss. < Jug, nickname for Joan.] 1. A small pitcher. 2.a. A tall,
    often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a narrow
    neck, a handle, and usu. a stopper or cap. b. The contents of a jug.
    3. Slang. A jail. --vt. jugged, jugging, jugs. 1. To stew
    (e.g.; a hare) in an earthenware vessel. 2. Slang. To put in jail. 
    
    


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