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n. pl. plug-ug·lies Slang
A gangster or ruffian.
[From the Plug Uglies, a gang active in several East Coast cities in the 1850s.]
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informal extremely ugly
n, pl -lies
slang US a city tough; ruffian
[C19: origin obscure; originally applied to ruffians in New York who attempted to exert political pressure]
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plug-ugly[ˌplʌgˈʌglɪ] ADJ → feísimo, horrendo
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