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  • mugger — n. A thief who takes property by threatening (or performing) violence on the person who is robbed; a person who commits a mugging; one who mugs. See {mug}, v. t. Syn: robber [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mugger — Mug ger, n. Also Muggar Mug gar, Muggur Mug gur [Hind. magar, fr. Skr. makara sea monster.] The common crocodile ({Crocodilus palustris}) of India, the East Indies, etc. It becomes twelve feet or more long. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mugger — (n.) 1865, agent noun from MUG (Cf. mug) (v.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mugger — ► NOUN ▪ a person who attacks and robs another in a public place …   English terms dictionary

  • mugger — mugger1 [mug′ər] n. one who mugs; esp., a) one who assaults with intent to rob b) Theater one who overacts, esp. by exaggerated facial expressions mugger2 [mug′ər] n. [Hindi magar < Sans makara, sea monster] a large, relatively timid crocodile …   English World dictionary

  • mugger — UK [ˈmʌɡə(r)] / US [ˈmʌɡər] noun [countable] Word forms mugger : singular mugger plural muggers someone who attacks people in public places and steals their money, jewellery, or other possessions …   English dictionary

  • mugger — [[t]mʌ̱gə(r)[/t]] muggers N COUNT A mugger is a person who attacks someone violently in a street in order to steal money from them …   English dictionary

  • mugger — n. someone, usually a male, who attacks and robs people. □ I clobbered the mugger with a tire iron I carry just for such occasions. □ The muggers have the downtown almost to themselves after dark …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mugger — I. noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu magar, from Sanskrit makara water monster Date: 1844 a usually harmless freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) of the Indian subcontinent with a broad heavy snout II. noun Etymology: 3mug Date: 1863 one who… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mugger — mugger1 /mug euhr/, n. a person who mugs, esp. one who assaults a person in order to rob him or her. [1860 65, Amer.; MUG + ER1] mugger2 /mug euhr/, n. a broad snouted crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, of southern Asia, that grows to a length of… …   Universalium

  • mugger — noun a) A street robber. b) A person who makes exaggerated faces, as a performance; a gurner …   Wiktionary


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