noun, plural rob·ber·ies.
- robber barons,
- robber crab,
- robber fly,
- robber frog,
- robber trench,
- robbins, frederick chapman,
- robbins, jerome
Origin of robbery
Examples from the Web for robbery
There is no such charge as Murder of a Good Person or Robbery of a Bad Person.
Robbery is always possible, although unlikely, with one exception.The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
Very pathetic, and marked by some distinctively Antipodean traits, is the sister of the bushrangers in Robbery under Arms.Australian Writers|Desmond Byrne
Robbery is an art, and it is the crude thief that gets into trouble.The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead
noun plural -beries
c.1200, from Old French roberie "robbery, theft," from rober "to rob" (see rob).
see daylight robbery; highway robbery.