Adjective "chugging" definition and examples

(Chugging may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtʃʌɡɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The action or practice of approaching passers-by in the street to ask for subscriptions or donations to a particular charity.
  1. 'Experiential charity marketing: so much more than chugging!'
  2. 'He also said it was time to re-assess the public's experience of 'chugging'.'
  3. 'Charities that resort to chugging are just plain lazy.'
  4. 'On Thursday MPs warned charities that use face-to-face street fundraising—sometimes known as 'chugging'—face a regulatory crackdown if they cannot restore public confidence in the practice.'
  5. '"Unfortunately, all activity of this kind is being tarred with the word 'chugging'—which has become shorthand for aggressive 'in your face' fundraising by people on commission."'

More definitions

1. a short, dull, explosive sound: the steady chug of an engine. verb (used without object), chugged, chugging.

2. to make this sound: The motor chugged.

3. to move while making this sound: The train chugged along.

More examples(as adjective)

"beats can be chugging."

Origin

(chug)Early 21st century: blend of charity and mugging.