Pronunciation: (rug),[key] —n. 1. a thick fabric for covering part of a floor, often woven of wool and often having an oblong shape with a border design. Cf. carpet. 2. the treated skin of an animal, used as a floor covering: a bear rug. 3. Chiefly Brit.a piece of thick, warm cloth, used as a coverlet, lap robe, etc.
4. Slang.toupee; hairpiece.
5. cut a rug,Older Slang.to dance, esp. to jitterbug.