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Saturday, January 03, 2009


\yeg\ , noun;
a burglar who robs safes; safecracker
Except for a series of cartoons, showing Tammany as a little yegg in a tiger-striped sweater, Mr. Hearst subsequently published nothing very damaging to the Brown Derby.
-- Time, 1928-09-10
"A train robber is better than a public yegg" has been the campaign slogan of A.L. Jennings, train robber and member of the famous Dalton gang, who was nominated in today's primaries for County Attorney over a half dozen opponents.
-- New York Times, 1912-08-08
by 1903, underworld slang of unknown origin, possibly the name of an American burglar and safecracker
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