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Definition of Peg

Peg

  1. A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.
  2. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.
  3. A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon.
  4. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
  5. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.
  6. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."
  7. To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
  8. To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.
  9. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.

Peg Quotations

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.
Helen Rowland

I've learned through experience of playing different characters, some of whom were jerks, that when you play a character who is pretentious or obnoxious, in any way, it's important to knock them down a peg.
Jonah Hill

You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to 'Run forward, bend, scoop up the ball, peg it to the infield,' then your body says, 'Who me?'
Joe DiMaggio

Sometimes I think of life as a process where everybody is discouraging and taking everybody else down a peg or two.
Brenda Ueland

I just got hooked on the radio, the voice of it all. It was my connection to metropolitan America, if you will. Sports, in particularly baseball then 'cause of its rich sediment of numbers, was one of the first things a young person could peg up with adults on - that is, you could know as much about Jimmy Fox as your father did.
George Will
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Peg Translations

peg in Dutch is aperitief, borrel
peg in French is pince
peg in Italian is aringa
peg in Norwegian is dram
peg in Spanish is estaca, aperitivo
peg in Swedish is pinne

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