Awesome, flambouyant character in the movie and book by the same title, The Color Purple.

Shug's like honey, and I a bee.

There are some women that do that for me, they make me want to be with them all the time, to wear their clothes to live inside their skin, simply because their skin seems to be softer, more like how I'd want mine own to be.

I know how Celie felt about Shug. Not that I know marital abuse, or forced separation from family, but I know what it's like to live from inside a prison of my own fear, and to look out and see this beautiful, high spirited woman who never lets up on her persistance for happiness.

These are the women that give me hope.

Abbreviated pronunciation of "sugar," commonly heard in the South.

Shug (?), v. i. [Cf. Shrug.]


To writhe the body so as to produce friction against one's clothes, as do those who have the itch.

[Prov. Eng.]



Hence, to crawl; to sneak.


There I 'll shug in and get a noble countenance. Ford.


© Webster 1913.

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