mug shot

This page is about the slang term mug shot


a photograph of someone taken after their arrest

For example

  • The photo in my passport is awful. It looks like a mug shot.

  • The police gave Linda a book of mug shots to look through, but she couldn't find the man who attacked her.

Quick Quiz

All the mug shots were taken by

a. unknown police photographers

b. well-known wildlife photographers

c. famous fashion photographers

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Contributor: Matt Errey