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muggable

adjective; derivation
able to be mugged, looking as though one would make an easy target for a mugger.
 
This word is the product of derivation. Starting with the verb "mug", the derivational affix "-able" is added, resulting in an adjective meaning "able to be mugged". In context, it was used to describe the appearance of people who look unintimidating or vulnerable.
Etymology : Derivation of mug: to beat up, from the noun "mug", meaning face, as in to hit someone in the face. From another noun "mug" meaning bowl, pot, or jug (these were often shaped like faces), possibly of Scandinavian origin.
Source : "You look so muggable right now." From a conversation with friends while walking across campus at night. Etymology from Etymonline.
Last modified: 26 November 2013


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