a person who mugs, especially one who assaults a person in order to rob them.
Other definitions for mugger (2 of 2)
a broad-snouted crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, of southern Asia, that grows to a length of about 16 feet (4.88 meters).
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How to use mugger in a sentence
She said her son’s reputation as a fighter for civic justice, along with a past episode where he fought off muggers, led her to believe he was among those who foiled the terrorists’ plans to fly the jet to Washington.LGBTQ community shared nation’s grief after 9/11 attacks | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | September 9, 2021 | Washington Blade
Yes, some will fairly argue that a mugger could have a gun and will kill you if put up a fight.Don Lemon and the Rest of Society Don’t Understand How Rape Works | Emily Shire | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Amazingly, the mugger has actually been caught and the phone restored to its rightful owner.Prince Harry’s Return to London: Nightclub Photos, Stolen BlackBerry | Tom Sykes | December 19, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Did you hear the one about the citizen who was charged with assault for bringing down a runaway mugger?
But did you hear the one about the citizen who was charged with assault for bringing down a runaway mugger?
But they were taking no steps for this purpose; they were content with social hugger-mugger.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua | William Garden Blaikie
Cugger-mugger; whispering, gossiping in a low voice: Jack and Bessie had a great cugger-mugger.English As We Speak It in Ireland | P. W. Joyce
By the shaking of the chain he knew that the mugger was coming along, and he decided in a flash to take strong measures.The Romance of the Coast | James Runciman
He has jaws bigger than those of the largest mugger crocodile, and a tremendous array of fang-like teeth.More Science From an Easy Chair | Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
"Three years, as men count years," said the mugger, close pressed to the earth.The Bridge-Builders | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for mugger (1 of 2)
informal a person who commits robbery with violence, esp in the street
mainly US and Canadian a person who overacts
British Dictionary definitions for mugger (2 of 2)
a large freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, inhabiting marshes and pools of India and Ceylon: Also called: marsh crocodile
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