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mugger1

[muhg-er] /ˈmʌg ər/
noun
1.
a person who mugs, especially one who assaults a person in order to rob him or her.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; mug + -er1

mugger2

[muhg-er] /ˈmʌg ər/
noun
1.
a broad-snouted crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, of southern Asia, that grows to a length of about 16 feet (4.88 meters).
Also, muggar, muggur.
Origin
1835-45; < Hindi magar
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British Dictionary definitions for muggers

mugger1

/ˈmʌɡə/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who commits robbery with violence, esp in the street
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) a person who overacts

mugger2

/ˈmʌɡə/
noun
1.
a large freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, inhabiting marshes and pools of India and Ceylon Also called marsh crocodile
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi magar
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Word Origin and History for muggers

mugger

n.

1865, agent noun from mug (v.1).

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Slang definitions & phrases for muggers

mugger

noun
  1. An actor or comedian who makes exaggerated faces, grimaces, etc, for humorous effect: where this trivial mugger is performing (1892+)
  2. A thief who uses extreme physical violence: apparently the victim of muggers/ A knife or an armlock around the throat has been the favorite technique of muggers (1865+)

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