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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
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Recently it was reported that animal feed is being sold in the market and health of some rare animals including a marsh crocodile and a black bear is constantly deteriorating.
The IWMB drew the court's attention to a report from the World Wildlife Federation Pakistan and said that a marsh crocodile was being kept in deplorable condition at the zoo and, according to experts, may not survive if the zoo's environment is not improved.
'Sindh Ibex, Afghan Urial, Chinkara, Blue Bull, Hog Deer, Indian Wolf, Honey Badger (Ratal), Mugger or Marsh Crocodile, Gharial or Gavial, Smooth Coated Indian Otter, Indus Blind Dolphin, Greater Flamingo and Fresh Water Turtles have been protected,' he added while giving details.
Objective1: To contribute on Marsh crocodile & Smooth coated otter conservation efforts in Nara and Chotiari wetland Complex through awareness raising activities.
31 -- In a one of its kind rescue and release operation, the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and Delhi based NGO; Wildlife SOS released a young marsh crocodile into natural habitat at the National Chambal Sanctuary.
Hog Deer, Smooth-coated Otter, Marbled Teal, Fishing Cat and Marsh Crocodile are the key species of the area [35].
Significant wildlife species included Red fox, Bengal fox, Indian desert cat, Caracal, Fishing cat, Smooth- coated Otter, Indian Civet, Pallas's fishing eagle, Houbara bustard, Cinereous Vulture, Great White-fronted Goose, Marsh Crocodile and Rock Python.
The species included hog deer, marsh crocodile, otter, caracal, pangolin, fishing cat, Indian civet, honey badger, desert cat, monitor lizard, black and grey partridges, and waterfowls.
Not having any political axe to grind, seeing that the party is as extinct in Wales as the greater crested marsh crocodile, I couldn't care less whether it'll be Ken Clarke or that Iain Duncan Smith chappie who grasps the poisoned chalice.
Earlier on June 25, the IWMB had drawn attention of the court toward a report of the World Wildlife Federation-Pakistan and stated that a marsh crocodile had been kept in a deplorable condition in the zoo and as per experts it may not survive in the zoo if the condition of the facility was not improved.
Likewise, 'animals such as marsh crocodile and Mongolian eagle require specialized care which is not available at Marghzar Zoo,' the court observed.