Lol what does 'mug' mean in UK slang?

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danni_bella
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I'm from Australia, and was speaking to someone from the UK today and she mentioned someone was a bit of a mug. I thought, hmm! This person seems like a bit of a goody two-shoes - how can this be? Because over here in Oz, a mug is basically a common theif.

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Same meaning. Bit of a thug. Or she called them a face...
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Fool.

E.g. "Why the hell are you putting that knife into that toaster, you mug?"
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Stupid or gullible person, basically.
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Idiot
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Fool/gullible/impressionable etc.
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'Are you taking me for a mug, sunshine?, you wanna meet my friend called stanley?'
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(Original post by Rinsed)
Stupid or gullible person, basically.
Yup, that makes sense. This person does seem like that, but I don't think she really knows this person that well. Thanks x
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Faaackin Mug
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Another word for a helpful person.... unfortunately seen as a gullible...
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A fool/tool.
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A dumb ass basically.
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It's not exactly the same as idiot. It specifically implies that someone is gullible or easily taken advantage of. It certainly doesn't mean thug or anything like that.
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(Original post by sam.day)
Faaackin Mug
He he

Some people I know do sound a bit like that! Really broad vowels x
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to be mugged is basically to have your wallet ect stolen.

a mug is sum1 who is gullable or is taken advantage of sumhow. i.e. CHAVS that have kids and never work, who bleed the state system dry, they make tax payers look like mugs...
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(Original post by danni_bella)
He he

Some people I know do sound a bit like that! Really broad vowels x
Thats what I sound like ya Aussie bas-taaad

I made a few Aussie mates when I was out there, teaching them the ancestral lingo, they come up their thongs, "arvo barbies" and generally fail at deflecting convict jokes. Pommies do it better in everything except cricket and tanning.
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Thats what I sound like ya Aussie bas-taaad

I made a few Aussie mates when I was out there, teaching them the ancestral lingo, they come up their thongs, "arvo barbies" and generally fail at deflecting convict jokes. Pommies do it better in everything except cricket and tanning.
That's what you think U pommie *******

I'm not considered Aussie anyway but I do live here and enjoy it immensely
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mug is london slang probably cockney.
as it is used mostly by londoners and people from essex.
it means a stupid, gullible person. someone easily taken advantage of.
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Being from Liverpool the term mug was always used meaning to treat someone . e.g. '' If I win on the bingo, I'll mug ya'' .. '' Are you gonna mug me to the pictures?'' '' I'll mug ya to a pint''
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(Original post by tricia190)
Being from Liverpool the term mug was always used meaning to treat someone . e.g. '' If I win on the bingo, I'll mug ya'' .. '' Are you gonna mug me to the pictures?'' '' I'll mug ya to a pint''
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