1. to pawn.
|Newcastle Chron. (NSW) 11 July 4/6: English Extracts [...] After examining [the watch], Clark handed it to the prisoner, telling him at the same time to ‘lugg’ it. The prisoner then took it and ‘lugged’ it at a pawnshop for 10s. [...] ‘Lugg’ is the slang for pawn.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
2. (orig. US) to beg.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 17 Dec. 26/2: We didn’t have our fare home, and it was a long walk to town. We tried ‘lugging,’ but everyone we asked had either ‘blown out’ or had his bare fare only.|
|‘Und. and Its Vernacular’ in Clues mag. 158—62: lug Beg.|
|Argot: Dict. of Und. Sl.|
|Lingo 50: TO bite or lug is to borrow money; a shoddy dropper is a hawker.|
3. (US) to extend credit.
|‘Hotel Sl.’ in AS XIV:3 Oct. 240/1: lug Same as cuff.|
4. (US black) to berate, to criticize harshly.
|Bounty of Texas (1990) 209: lug, v. – to ridicule; to cut someone up with words.‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 245: lug See cap, 2–3 [i.e. berate, disparage].|
|,||Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.|
|Melbourne Punch ‘City Police Court’ 3 Oct. 234/1: The Mayor. – What’s the name of the lug chovey in which you lumbered the prop?|
|Aus. Sl. Dict. 47: Lug Chovey, a pawnbroker’s shop.|
|Pink ’Un and Pelican 115: She knows no more abaht runnin’ a little bundle into a lug chovey’s than John the Baptis’ knew abaht chap oysters!|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. (2nd edn).|
|Sydney Sl. Dict. (2 edn) 5: Lug - Pawn, as ‘his togs are in Lug’.|
|Sport (Adelaide) 24 May 12/1: They Say [...] That The mob have taken on the cherry ripes; they will soon be on the lug for tobacco.|
|Und. Speaks n.p.: Out on the lug, engaged in begging racket.|
|DSUE (8th edn) 706: [...] C.20.|