We’ve all seen “mug” shots, hopefully not one of yourself 😀 . But why do we use the word “mug” to mean our face? In the eighteenth century in England people used a small jug for drinking called a “mug.” These “mugs” were commonly made to represent a human face. Thus this is why today and most likely forever, we still use the word “mug” to mean a face.
Origin of words always amuses me, and this one sure did.