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Mean Mug

verb; compounding of mean (adj.) and mug (v.)
to stare at intensely with a stern face. Adapted as a more extreme version of the verb to mug or to stare at. Compounding “mean” with “mug” creates a more hostile-sounding phrase to describe the tension-filled action.
 
“I’m going to mean mug that guy who told me to leave, so that he knows that I am mad at him.”
Etymology : Compound of mean (adj.) + mug (v.). Mean from late 14c. Old English mean “false, wicked” which is another sense of mean (adj.) “low-quality” from Old English gemæne "common, public, general, universal, shared by all," from Proto-Germanic *ga-mainiz "possessed jointly" from PIE *ko-moin-i- "held in common". Mug from "make exaggerated facial expressions," 1855, originally theatrical slang. It underwent zero derivation from mug (n.) "a person's face," 1708, which possibly comes from the face made by drinking from a mug (n.) “drinking vessel," 1560s, which possibly comes from either Scandanavian origin or Low German mokke, mukke "mug," [etymonline]
Source : South Plains Mall, Lubbock, TX in spring 2010
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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