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mug·ger 1

1. One who commits a mugging.
2. One who makes exaggerated faces, as in performing.

mug·ger 2

A large freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) of South Asia, having a very broad snout.

[Hindi magar, from Sanskrit makaraḥ, crocodile, of Dravidian origin.]


1. (Law) informal a person who commits robbery with violence, esp in the street
2. (Theatre) chiefly US and Canadian a person who overacts


(ˈmʌɡə) ,




(Animals) a large freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, inhabiting marshes and pools of India and Sri Lanka. Also called: marsh crocodile
[C19: from Hindi magar]


(ˈmʌg ər)

one who mugs, esp. one who assaults a person with intent to rob.
[1860–65, Amer.]


(ˈmʌg ər)
one who grimaces in an attention-getting way.


or mug•gar or mug•gur

(ˈmʌg ər)

a broad-snouted crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, of S Asia, that grows to a length of about 16 ft. (4.88 m).
[1835–45; < Hindi magar]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mugger - a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)mugger - a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)
robber - a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
حَرَامِيمُهاجِم سارِق، مٌعْتَدٍ
ulični kriminalac
árásarmaîur og ræningi
노상 강도
kẻ cướp


[ˈmʌgəʳ] Natracador(a) m/f, asaltante mf


[ˈmʌgər] nagresseur m


nStraßenräuber(in) m(f)


[ˈmʌgəʳ] naggressore m, rapinatore/trice


(mag) past tense, past participle mugged verb
to attack and usually rob. He was mugged when coming home late at night.
ˈmugger noun
a person who attacks others in this way.


حَرَامِي lupič voldsmand Straßenräuber κακοποιός atracador pahoinpitelijä assaillant ulični kriminalac rapinatore 強盗 노상 강도 straatdief raner bandyta uliczny assaltante грабитель rånare คนข่มขู่เพื่อชิงทรัพย์ kapkaççı kẻ cướp 抢劫犯
References in classic literature ?
It was the blunt-nosed Mugger of Mugger-Ghaut, older than any man in the village, who had given his name to the village; the demon of the ford before the railway bridge, came--murderer, man-eater, and local fetish in one.
Now the Jackal had spoken just to be listened to, for he knew flattery was the best way of getting things to eat, and the Mugger knew that the Jackal had spoken for this end, and the Jackal knew that the Mugger knew, and the Mugger knew that the Jackal knew that the Mugger knew, and so they were all very contented together.
Then he settled down, and, accustomed as the Jackal was to his ways, he could not help starting, for the hundredth time, when he saw how exactly the Mugger imitated a log adrift on the bar.
My child, I heard nothing," said the Mugger, shutting one eye.
Nay, there are very great differences indeed," the Mugger answered gently.
She loses her eyesight year by year, and cannot tell a log from me--the Mugger of the Ghaut.
We must live before we can learn," said the Mugger, "and there is this to say: Little jackals are very common, child, but such a mugger as I am is not common.
Said a boatman, "Get axes and kill him, for he is the Mugger of the ford.
The old Mugger knows that a boy has been born in that house, and must some day come down to the Ghaut to play.
The Mugger opened his left eye, and looked keenly at the Adjutant.
The Adjutant had done his very best to describe his feelings after swallowing a seven-pound lump of Wenham Lake ice, off an American ice-ship, in the days before Calcutta made her ice by machinery; but as he did not know what ice was, and as the Mugger and the Jackal knew rather less, the tale missed fire.
Anything," said the Mugger, shutting his left eye again-- "ANYTHING is possible that comes out of a boat thrice the size of Mugger-Ghaut.