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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EM: I think I have developed some of this in my piece entitled "Marshal McLuhan's Theory of Communication: The Yegg
Marshall McLuhan's theory of communication: The Yegg
Like a goddamn Bolshevik, picking up your orders from Yegg