burgle

[ bur-guh l ]
/ ˈbɜr gəl /

verb (used with or without object), bur·gled, bur·gling.


Nearby words

  1. burglarious,
  2. burglariously,
  3. burglarize,
  4. burglarproof,
  5. burglary,
  6. burgomaster,
  7. burgonet,
  8. burgoo,
  9. burgos,
  10. burgoyne

Origin of burgle

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from burglar

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British Dictionary definitions for burgle

burgle

/ (ˈbɜːɡəl) /

verb

to commit burglary upon (a house, etc)
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Word Origin and History for burgle

burgle

v.

1869, verbal back-formation from burglar (q.v.). Related: Burgled; burgling. Cf. burglarize.

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