Yegg - definition of yegg by The Free Dictionary
Also found in: Idioms
A thief, especially a burglar or safecracker.
(Law) slang chiefly US a burglar or safe-breaker
[C20: perhaps from the surname of a burglar]
a safecracker or burglar.
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8 Caramelito Doyle/Harty 5-1 Should love lawn & mile 2 Pixelate Murrill/Stidham 4-1 Distant 2nd lone race 6 Ry's a Flying Perez/Block 5-1 Even 2nd in debut 10 Flap Jack Beschiza/Sistersn 3-1 Barn red hot here 9 Mister Not Funny JLopez/Block 12-1 Modest debut; L1 1 Buttered Noodles Landeros/DiVito 8-1 Good speed in debut 7 The Gray Blur Geroux/CDavis 5-1 7th throughout in debut 3 Recklessness Felix/Mason 15-1 Benefits from stretch out 4 Warrant Officer BHernandz/McPeek 20-1 May display speed 5 Good Yegg
Ulloa/Haran 20-1 Modestly bred 7.
: (a) soft-boiled egg (b) nice soul (c) burglar (d) funny beliefs 4.
EM: I think I have developed some of this in my piece entitled "Marshal McLuhan's Theory of Communication: The Yegg