(noun, verb)


1. a projectile that is fired from a gun

Similar word(s): bullet

Definition categories: man–made, missile, projectile

2. a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms

Definition categories: quantity

3. a counterfeit coin

Definition categories: possession, coin

4. an idle slothful person

Similar word(s): sluggard

Definition categories: person, bum, idler, layabout, loafer

5. an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped

- he took a slug of hard liquor

Definition categories: food, alcohol, inebriant, intoxicant

6. a strip of type metal used for spacing

Definition categories: man–made

7. any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

Definition categories: animal, gastropod, univalve

8. (boxing) a blow with the fist

Similar word(s): biff, clout, lick, poke, punch

Definition categories: act, blow


1. strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

- He slugged me so hard that I passed out

Similar word(s): slog, swig

Definition categories: contact, hit

2. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

- He slugged in bed all morning

Similar word(s): idle, laze, stagnate

Definition categories: social

Sentences with slug as a verb:

- He insulted my mother, so I slugged him.

- The fighter slugged his opponent into unconsciousness.

- to slug a gun