a person who commits burglary.

1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French burgler (compare Anglo-Latin burg(u)lātor), perhaps < Old French *borgl(er) to plunder, pillage (< Gallo-Romance *būriculāre, equivalent to *būric(āre) (Old Low Franconian *būrj(an) to dart at, pounce upon + Vulgar Latin *-icāre v. suffix; compare Old French burgier to strike, hit) + -ulāre v. suffix) + Anglo-French -er -er2; see -ar2

burglar, mugger, robber, thief (see synonym study at thief).
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burglar (ˈbɜːɡlə)
a person who commits burglary; housebreaker
[C15: from Anglo-French burgler, from Medieval Latin burglātor, probably from burgāre to thieve, from Latin burgus castle, fortress, of Germanic origin]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, shortened from M.E. burgulator, from Anglo-L. burglator (late 13c.), from O.Fr. burgeor "burglar," from M.L. burgator "burglar," from burgare "to break open, commit burglary," from L. burgus "fortress, castle," a Gmc. loan-word akin to borough. The intrusive -l- is
perhaps from influence of L. latro "thief," originally "hired servant." The native word was burgh-breche.
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Example sentences
The campus police suspect the burglar wanted a free computer, not a cache of
  personal data.
It would be firmly fixed so that no burglar could remove it.
The researchers used previous studies to add a mathematical description of how
  attractive a region is to a burglar.
Furthermore, you'd better have a good burglar alarm system or a reliable guard
  dog because house break-ins are frequent.
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