Meaning of mug shot

mug' shot"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an identifying photograph of a suspect or criminal, often one of a set showing a frontal view, a profile view, and a view of the back of the head.
  2. any closeup photograph of one's face.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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