mug shot

This page is about the slang term mug shot.

Meaning: 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